Photonics and Quantum Optics I
Syllabus, Master's level, 1FA664
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Physics A1F, Quantum Technology A1F, Technology A1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 2 March 2022
- Responsible department
- Department of Physics and Astronomy
120 credits in science/engineering. Participation in the courses Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course and Solid State Physics I/F. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
● identify and describe quantum optical phenomena in different systems,
● develop physical models of quantum optical phenomena,
● investigate quantum optical phenomena qualitatively and quantitatively,
● apply the principles and methods quantum optics and photonics to analyze the interaction between photons and matter,
● give examples of applications of quantum optics and photonics, explain the underlying concepts,
● solving problems within photonics and quantum optics both orally and in writing.
Light as waves, rays and photons. Quantization of free radiation and Hamiltonian of quantized radiation. One-photon wave packet. Spontaneous parametric downconversion. Applications in photon detection and generation. Linear and angular momentum of radiation. Ground state of quantum radiation, vacuum fluctuations, Casimir effect. Single-mode and multimode quantum radiation. Squeezed states of light. Polarization-entangled photons. Quantum information.
Lectures, computer simulations, laboratory work, problem solving sessions.
Written hand-in assignments and problem solving at seminars.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.