Lecturer(s)


Marek Petr, Mgr. Ph.D.

Park Kimin, Ph.D.

Filip Radim, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.

Course content

1. Road to laser and maser. Motivation for a discovery of laser and maser. 2. Principles of oscillators with a feedback. Interaction of light in a classical dielectric medial. 3. Einstein quantum theory, amplification of light by stimulated emission, population inversion. 4. Threelevel and fourlevel laser, thermal and pulsed pumping, types of lasers. 5. Nonlinear evolution of laser intensity, threshold for lasing, saturation of light in laser. 6. Stability of laser intensity, transient effects, mode cooperation and competition. 7. Photon statistics of laser, laser noise, Poissonian statistics and photon statistics measurement. 8. Quantum state of laser light versus thermal radiation, detection of quantum states of laser and their application. 9. Quantum model of atomlight interaction, atomic coherence, micromaser.

Learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture
 Homework for Teaching
 26 hours per semester
 Preparation for the Exam
 26 hours per semester
 Attendace
 39 hours per semester

Learning outcomes

The goal of course is to introduce basic physical principles of laser and micromaser, their semiclassicial and quantum dynamics and quantum statistics of radiation.
To obtain 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.

Prerequisites

Quantum mechanics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam
Knowledge in the range of topic.

Recommended literature


Loudon, R. (1973). The Quantum Theory of Light. Oxford University Press.

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

Siegman, A.E. (1986). Lasers. University Science Books.

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