Quantum Optics


Lecture details

The lecture will be given by Professor Hassler, Professor Di Vincenzo and Dr. Pletyukhov.


  • Quantization of the light field and description of states of the light field and their various phase-space representations and statistical (noise) properties.
  • Interaction between light and matter and its description with simple models which include dissipation.
  • Description of the physics of light and light- atom interaction in cavities, ion traps or optical lattice

Learning goal:

  • To understand the properties, description and manipulation of non-classical light and its interaction with atoms in modern physics

Literature: Introductory Quantum Optics, C. Gerry and P.L. Knight, Cambridge University Press (2005)

For the time schedule, you can also refer to the university calendar:

Time Room Start/Finish
Mon. 2pm - 3.45pm 4273 (MBP2 116) 09.10.2017 - 29.01.2018 (15 dates)
Tues. 4pm - 4.45pm 4273 (MBP2 116) 10.10.17 - 23.01.2018 (14 dates)