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Spring 2017-2018
* ELE 456 / PHY 456   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Quantum Optics

Hakan E. Türeci

Semiclassical field theory of light-matter interactions. Quantum theory of light, vacuum fluctuations and photons. Quantum states and coherence properties of the EM field, photon counting and interferometry. Quantum theory of light-matter interactions, Jaynes-Cummigns (JC) model. Physical realizations of JC model, case study:circuit QED. Quantum theory of damping. Resonance fluorescence. Coupled quantum non-linear systems.

Sample reading list:
Scully & Zubairy, Quantum Optics
Walls & Milburn, Quantum Optics
Carmichael, Quantum Optics
Milonni, The Quantum Vacuum
Yamamoto & Imamoglu, Mesoscopic Quantum Optics
Haken, Light, Vol. 1 & 2

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets (3 pages). Term paper and presentation.

Requirements/Grading:
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 20%
Problem set(s) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42386 L01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Sherrerd Hall   101   Enrolled:8 Limit:40
43423 P01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Sherrerd Hall   101   Enrolled:8 Limit:40