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Theoretical Quantum Optics
Quantum Optics and Statistics

Theoretical Quantum Optics

 
Lecturer Thomas Wellens
Time: 4 +2 st., Di 16-18, Do 14-16

Exercises

Di 14-16

Room

SR GMH
Start 17.10.2017

PROGRAMM

  1. Introduction
  2. Quantum mechanics
    Hilbert space, operators, states, Schrödinger-, Heisenberg- and interaction picture
  3. Quantized electromagnetic field
    classical field, quantisation, coherent states, squeezed states, phase space representation, field correlations, photon counting statistics
  4. Light-matter interaction: general overview
    emission, absorption, scattering, multi-photon processes, radiation corrections, interaction induced by photon exchange
  5. Coherent interaction of a two-level atom with a single field mode
    Bloch representation, Jaynes-Cummings model, Rabi oscillations, dressed states
  6. Incoherent interaction of a two-level atom with the electromagnetic continuum
    master equation, spontaneous emission, optical Bloch equations, quantum regression theorem, resonance fluorescence

PREREQUISITES

Theoretical Physics I - IV

 

LITERATURE

  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji, J. Dupont-Roc, G. Grynberg, Atom-Photon-Interactions
  • L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical coherence and quantum optics
  • R. Loudon, The quantum theory of light
  • R. J. Glauber,·Quantum theory of optical coherence