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Physics 572: Fundamentals Of Quantum Optics


Course Outline

Light field: Quantum statesof light, quantum coherence functions, beam splitter andinterferometer, non-classical states, bunching and anti-bunching, HBTexperiment

Atom-photon interaction: Jaynes-Cummings model,dressed states, spontaneous emission, optical Bloch equations,Maxwell-Bloch equations, pulse propagation, coherent phenomena inthree-level systems

Laser cooling and trapping

Atom optics



Lectures T Th 10:50 -12:05 PM

Homework (60%)

Final project (40%)

Text: Gerry and Knight, Introductory quantum optics


All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.