Course: Selected Chapters from Oscillator Physics

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Course title Selected Chapters from Oscillator Physics
Course code OPT/FL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Park Kimin, Ph.D.
  • Marek Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Filip Radim, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Quantum theory of optical processes in cavity. 2. Optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers in cavity. Generation and spectrum of squeezing. 3. Quantum theory of damping. Heisenberg-Langevin description. Markovian approximation. 4. Optical parametric oscillator with damping. 5. Master equation and Fokker-Planck equation of oscillator. 6. Quantum optomechanics. Optomechanical systems in cavity. 7. Superconducting quantum electric circuic. 8. Quantum light-matter interfaces.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 13 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 26 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of course is to obtain a deeper knowledge of quantum physics of optical, mechanical and electrical oscillators and learn methods of their theoretical description.
Knowledge Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems.
Knowledge of quantum physics, laser physics and coherence theory.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

<ul> <li> Knowledge within the scope of the course topics (examination) </ul>
Recommended literature
  • Louisell, W.H. (1973). Quantum Statistical Properties of Radiation. Wiley.
  • Meystre P. and Sargent M. (1999). Elements of Quantum Optics. Springer.
  • Scully M. O. and Zubairy M. S. (1997). Quantum Optics. Cambridge Univ.
  • Walls D. F. and Milburn G. J. (1994). Quantum optics. Springer, Berlin.

Study plans that include the course
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