PHYSICS 542 - Quantum Optics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
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PHYSICS,Quantum mechanics, electrodynamic and atomic physics.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is intended to give students a solid background in the interaction of optical radiation with atoms. The course begins with a detailed study of the interaction of “twolevel” atoms with classical radiation fields. A density matrix formalism is developed that allows one to explore a wide range of problems including absorption, atom optics, laser cooling, saturation spectroscopy, dark states and slow light, coherent optical transients, and atom interferometry. The next part of the course is devoted to properties of the quantized radiation field, including coherent states, squeezed states, photon statistics, and field correlation functions. Finally, a range of problems involving the interaction of the quantized radiation field with atoms is studied, including spontaneous emission, dressed states of the atoms and the field, light scattering, and the Heisenberg approach to matterfield interactions. Additional topics may be covered as time permits.

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PHYSICS 542 - Quantum Optics
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780691140568
Principles of laser spectroscopy and quantum optics, Author: Paul R. Berman, Vladimir S. Malinovsky., Publisher: Princeton University Press [Online-Au 2011
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