Informations
2020 Fall semester

Lecturer: Péter Domokos (Wigner RCP)

Email: domokos.peter@wigner.hu

Textbook: Mark Fox: Quantum Optics (Oxford University Press)
Course requirements
Basic knowledge of the basic concepts of quantum optics: the written examen aims at checking the acquaintance with the notions typeset by boldface in the recommended book (Quantum Optics by Mark Fox)
Topics

Fundamentals of optics (index of refraction, coherence, Michelson interferometer)

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics (structure of atoms, harmonic oscillator, SternGerlach experiment)

Radiative transitions in atoms (Einstein coefficients, linewidth, line shape)

Photon statistics (single photon counters, Poissonian statistics, photodiodes, shot noise)

Photon antibunching (HanburyBrown and Twiss experiment, second order correlation function, single photon source)

Quantization of the electromagnetic field (modes, minimum uncertainty states, coherent states, vacuum, squeezed states, homodyne detection)

Quantum statistics of light (creation and annihilation operators, photon number states)

Resonant lightatom interaction (weak interaction, Rabi oscillation, density matrix, Bloch equations)

Atoms in cavities (cavity modes, Purcell effect, JaynesCummings model)

Cold atoms (laser cooling, magnetooptical trap, BoseEinstein condensation)

Quantum cryptography (quantum key distribution BB84 protocol)

Entangled states and quantum teleportation