Course: Quantum Optics II

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Course title Quantum Optics II
Course code OPT/QS2B
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Peřina Jan, prof. RNDr. DrSc.
  • Fiurášek Jaromír, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
-Interaction of radiation with a matter (Heisenberg-Langevin description, Schrödinger description, interaction description) -Basic dynamical equations (principal equations, generalized Fokker-Planck 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, many-photon absorption and emission, Kerr effect, four-wave mixing, phase conjugation, optical bistability) -Experiments with non-classical 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 light-matter 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.
Knwledge of quantum physics and optics at the level of bachelor study of physics, knowledge of basics of quantum optics.

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.

Study plans that include the course
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