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Quantum Optics 1

Module PH2130

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

PH2130 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in winter semester.

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 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2130 is Reinhard Kienberger.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


  • Geometric optics
  • Wave optics,
  • electromagnetic optics,
  • Semi classical model of light matter interaction.
  • Non-linear optics 

Learning Outcome

After successful participation in this module the students are able tu understand the foundations and applications of lasers, the generation of short and ultrashort light pulses, the interaction of coherent light with matter, and nonlinear optics. 


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Quantum Optics 1 Iglev, H. Kienberger, R. singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lecture, beamer presentation, discussion


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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 PH2131: 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

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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