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Course: Quantum Optics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/PGSQO

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'doc. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.', 'prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, DrSc.'

Annotation: The goal of the subject is to familiarize the student with advanced methods of quantum statistics and theory of coherence.

Course review:
- Coherent states of optical field and their properties - Representation of density matrix - Quasidistributions - Generating function and photon distribution - Ordering of field operators - Squeezed states - Phase states - Sub-Poisson states - Chaotic light - Laser light and superposition of coherent and chaotic fields - Heisenberg-Langevin approach - Schrödinger approach - Master equation - Generalized Fokker-Planck equation - Interaction of radiation with atoms and reservoirs - Resonance fluorescence - 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)