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Spring 2017-2018
ELE 556   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Quantum Optics

Hakan E. Türeci

Semiclassical field theory of light-matter interactions. Quantum theory of light, vacuum luctuations 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
Haroche, Exploring the Quantum
Carmichael, Quantum Optics
Milonni, The Quantum Vacuum
Yamamoto & Imamoglu, Mesoscopic Quantum Optics
Haken, Light, Vol 1 & 2

Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43873 L01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Sherrerd Hall   101   Enrolled:8 Limit:30
43874 P01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Sherrerd Hall   101   Enrolled:8 Limit:30