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Quantum Optics 2

Module PH2026

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.

Module version of SS 2011

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2019SS 2017SS 2011

Basic Information

PH2026 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

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

  • Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
  • Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
  • Specialization Modules in Elite-Master Program Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (TMP)

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 PH2026 in the version of SS 2011 was Gerhard Rempe.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


  • Photon statistics and Nichtklassisches light;
  • Classical optics;
  • Non-linear optics 

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this module the students know, the quantum properties of light, the light propagation of a laser beam, and in the interaction of intense light with matter occurring phenomena. 


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

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Quantum Optics 2 Rempe, G. Wed, 10:00–12:00, PH II 127
UE 2 Exercise to Quantum Optics 2
Responsible/Coordination: Rempe, G.
dates in groups eLearning

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.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester. There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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