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Journal Club Optomechanics and Quantum Optics for M.Sc. Students

Module PH1483

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

PH1483 is a semester module in language at Master’s level which is offered irregularly.

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 15 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1483 is Menno Poot.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this exciting seminar we will discuss recent literature in the fields of optomechanics and quantum optics. The students will prepare a talk on current topics in the field, followed by an active discussion. The seminar will be held in English. Also this semester, the seminar will be held online via Skype or Zoom.

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in the module the student can:
- perform a literature search on a topic
- explain the main points of a scientific paper
- judge the quality of its claims
- compare different papers on the same topic
- combine the contents of scientific papers into a coherent presentation on the subject
- actively participate in scientific discussions


A basic knowledge of quantum mechanics will be useful.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

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Student presentations


Recent research papers in high-impact journals (e.g. Science, Nature, Phys. Rev. Lett., Nano Letters, Optica)

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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