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Course: Quantum and Statistical Optics

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/PGSSO

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.', 'prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, DrSc.'

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, creation and annihilation operators quasi-distributions and quantum characteristic functions, Generating function and photon distribution, Ordering of field operators Squeezed states, atomic coherent states, sub-Poissonian light, thermal light, general Gaussian quantum states of optical fields Quantum dznamics of optical field, Heisenberg-Langevin description, Schrödinger description, interaction picture, master equation, generalized Fokker-Planck equation, application to quantum damped harmonic oscillator. Resonance fluorescence, Rabi oscillations, Collapse and revival of oscillations. Experiments with non-classical light, generation of squeezed light, generation of Fock states, generation of entangled states of light, conditional photon addition and subtraction, generation of superposition of Fock states.