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Atom meets Photon: current experiments in quantum optics

Module PH1328

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH1328 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 40 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1328 is Gerhard Rempe.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Seminar presentations by students on the topics 

  • photon statistics
  • two-photon interference
  • Artificial atoms
  • single photon sources
  • laser cooled atom traps
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • atoms in optical lattices, Mott insulator
  • teleportation
  • cavity quantum electrodynamics (cavity QED)
  • circuit QED
  • atomic clocks
  • tomography of a two-level system
  • entanglement
  • atom-photon entanglement
  • parametric fluorescence
  • electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), slow light
  • qubit storage in atomic ensembles
  • ions I: True, one-and two-qubit gates
  • ions II: Entanglement
  • Rydbergblockade
  • destructive free state measurement (QND measurement)
  • Quantum random walk
  • many-particle entanglement in optical lattices 

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in the module the student can
use the basic methods of literature retrieval, condense their knowlegde from scientific papers into a presentation and obtain presentation skills.
They have learned about current experiments in quantum optics.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

PS 2 Atom meets Photon: current experiments in quantum optics Rempe, G. singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

The learning outcomes of this module will be developed through the literature search, the study of literature, the preparation of the presentation, the discussion with the teacher, the talk itself and answering questions about it.


Presentation materials, complementary literature


Specialized literature to the individual topics of the seminar talks will be provided;

own literature search.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.

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