Theoretical Quantum Optics 2
PH2108 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2108 is Michael Hartmann.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
The lectures are planned for two semesters. For the second part, topics include:
- cavity quantum electrodynamics
- circuit quantum electrodynamics
- laser cooling and optical lattices
- ion traps
After successfully completing the module students are able to
- understand basic effects of cavity quantum electrodynamics
- quantize simple electric circuits
- understand the working principle and limitations of laser cooling
- know the Bose Hubbard model and its realization in optical lattices
- know the working principle of a Paul trap
- understand sideband cooling
Quantum mechanics I, Theoretical Quantum Optics I
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
D.F. Walls and G.J. Milburn: Quantum Optics (Springer 2006)
C. Cohen-Tannoudji, J. Dupont-Roc and G. Grynberg: Atom-Photon Interactions (Wiley 1992)
Metcalf and van der Straten: Laser Cooling and Trapping (Springer 1999)
Karl-Peter Marzlin: Atom-Light Interactions (available at http://physics.stfx.ca/~pmarzlin/lectures/al0203/ http://lukin.physics.harvard.edu/teaching.htm
Mikhail Lukin: Atomic and Optical Physics (available at http://lukin.physics.harvard.edu/teaching.htm http://lukin.physics.harvard.edu/teaching.htm
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.
The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.