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Course: Quantum and Statistical Optics

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/PGSO

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Advanced postgraduate cours on quantum optics. Students will obtain a detailed knowledge of theoretical concepts and methods of quantum optics and they shall be able to use them to analyze properties of quantum states of optical fields and ivestigate interaction of light and matter in a fully quantum picture.

Course review:
-Coherent and Fock states of optical field and their properties, Glauber-Sudarshan representation of density matrix, Quasi-distributions and quantum characteristic functions, Generating function and photon distribution, Ordering of field operators -Generalized coherent statesm Squeezed (two-photon coherent) states, Atom coherent states, Phase states, Sub-Poisson light, Non-classical light, Chaotic light, Laser light and superposition of coherent and chaotic fields -Interaction of radiation and matter, Heisenberg-Langevin description, Schrödinger description, Interaction description, Master equation, Generalized Fokker-Planck equation, Application to quantum damped harmonic oscillator Interaction of radiation with atoms and reservoirs -Resonance fluorescence, Rabi oscillations, Collapse and revival of oscillations, Generalized superposition of coherent fields and quantum noise, Photon statistics in nonlinear optical processes (optical parametric processes, Raman and Brillouin scattering, Kerr effect, four-wave mixing, phase conjugation) - Experiments with non-classical light, Application to high precision quantum measurements, Optical communication and spectroscopy