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PHYS 576 E: Selected Topics in Experimental Physics

Meeting Time: 
MW 11:30am - 12:50pm
Location: 
EEB 031
SLN: 
23399
Joint Sections: 
PHYS 427 A, E E 539 B
Instructor:
Kai-Mei Fu

Syllabus Description:

EE539/PHY576/PHY427: Introduction to Quantum Optics for Scientists and Engineers

Spring 2017:  11:30-12:50 MW   EEB 031

Schedule, Lecture notes, Homework

Overview:

The course aims to give the student the basic tools to model simple quantum optical systems and to understand the current literature in the field. Topics include mathematical methods for quantum optics, quantization of the electromagnetic field, quantum states of light, quantum distribution theory, photon detection and quantum correlation functions, atom-classical field interaction, atom-quantum field interactions, and CQED applications.

Teaching:

Instructor: Kai-Mei Fu

office: EEB234/PAB445

e-mail: kaimeifu@uw.edu

office hours@EEB031: MW12:50-1:20 after class and by appointment

 

TA: Srivatsa Chakravarthi

lab: Physics/Astronomy (PA) B065

e-mail: srivatsa@uw.edu

office hours@PAB439: Mon 8:00-10:00

Prerequisities:

 

Strong background in linear algebra required. Background in quantum mechanics and electromagnetism is helpful.

 

Text:

 

The main text is the course notes. However some students have found it valuable to have a text. Here are some recommended texts. Bold abbreviations are referred to in the course schedule.

 

HO: Couse readings (on website)

DM: David A.B. Miller Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers

SZ: Scully & Zubairy Quantum Optics

BM: Berman and Malinovsky Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

Steck’s Quantum Optics Notes

         atomoptics-nas.uoregon.edu/~dsteck/teaching/quantum-optics/quantum-optics-notes.pdf

Cohen-Tannoudji, Dupont-Roc & Grynberg Photons and Atoms

Cohen-Tannoudji, Dupont-Roc, Grynberg Atom-photon interactions

Mathematica: Many problem sets will have a large computational component. Any computational program is acceptable however Mathematica is recommended. It is free for all students. http://www.engr.washington.edu/mycoe/computing/software/install_mathematica

Coursework and grading:
Problem sets: 78% (7 sets, lowest score dropped)

Final Presentation: 22%

Problem sets are due by 5:00 p.m. No submissions will be accepted after solutions have been posted.

Academic Integrity:
http://www.engr.washington.edu/mycoe/am/ampolicy.html

Credits: 
3.0
Status: 
Active
Section Type: 
Lecture
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:19pm
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