Lecturer(s)


Peřina Jan, prof. RNDr. DrSc.

Fiurášek Jaromír, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.

Course content

Interaction of radiation with a matter (HeisenbergLangevin description, Schrödinger description, interaction description) Basic dynamical equations (principal equations, generalized FokkerPlanck equation) Basic quantum dynamical systems (application on quantum dammed harmonic oscillator, interaction of radiation with atoms and reservoirs) Interaction of radiation and atoms (resonant fluorescence, Rabi oscillation, collapse and revival of oscillations) Generalized superposition of coherent fields and quantum noise Entropy of optical fields Photon statistics of radiation in nonlinear optical processes (optical parametric processes) Photon statistics in nonlinear processes (Raman and Brillouin scattering, manyphoton absorption and emission, Kerr effect, fourwave mixing, phase conjugation, optical bistability) Experiments with nonclassical light

Learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
 Attendace
 60 hours per semester
 Preparation for the Exam
 60 hours per semester
 Homework for Teaching
 60 hours per semester

Learning outcomes

Advanced course on quantum optics. Students will become familiar with quantum description of lightmatter interaction, description of dynamics of open quantum systems, and quantum statistical properties of optical fields generated in nonlinear optical media.
Knowledge of selected advanced parts of quantum optics and ability to apply this theoretical knowledge when solving specific problems in quantum optics and analyzing quantum optical experiments.

Prerequisites

Knwledge of quantum physics and optics at the level of bachelor study of physics, knowledge of basics of quantum optics.
OPT/QS2A

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, Seminar Work
Attendance of exercises is obligatory, attendance of lectures is voluntary but recommended. Course credit prior to examination is awarded for attendance at the exercises and for solving sets of homework probelems. Oral exam covers the tought topics as specified in the Content.

Recommended literature


Louisell, W.H. (1973). Quantum Statistical Properties of Radiation. Wiley.

Mandel, L.; Wolf, E. (1995). Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

Meystre, P.; Sargent, M. (1999). Elements of Quantum Optics. Springer.

Peřina J. (1991). Quantum Statistics of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Phenomena. Kluwer, Dordrecht.

Zubairy, M.S.; Scully, M.O. (1997). Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press.
