Quantum Optics 1

Module PH2025

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

PH2025 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

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

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter 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)
150 h 75 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2025 is Gerhard Rempe.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


  • Light-matter interaction;
  • Fundamentals of quantum information processing;
  • Laser operating principle;
  • Short and Ultrashort light pulses

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in this module will students know how a laser works, how short and Ultrashort light pulses are generated, and what phenomena occur in the interaction of coherent light with matter. 


No preconditions in addition to the requirements for the Master’s program in Physics.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 4 Quantenoptik 1 Rempe, G.
Mitwirkende: Hacker, B.Wu, X.
Mittwoch, 10:00–12:00

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture, beamer presentation, discussion


no info


  • Saleh, Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics Wiley 2007
  • Reider: Photonik, Springer 1997
  • Feynman: Quantenmechanik, Oldenbourg 2007

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Remarks on associated module exams

The exam for this module can be taken together with the exam to the associated follow-up module PH2026: Quantenoptik 2 / Quantum Optics 2 after the follwoing semester. In this case you need to register for both exams in the following semester.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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