PHYS-454 / 6 credits

Teacher: Brantut Jean-Philippe

Language: English


Summary

This lecture describes advanced concepts and applications of quantum optics. It emphasizes the connection with ongoing research, and with the fast growing field of quantum technologies. The topics cover some aspects of quantum information processing, quantum sensing and quantum simulation.

Content

Keywords

Quantum technology, quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum optics, laser cooling, quantum measurement, quantum electrodynamics, quantum devices

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Quantum Electrodynamics and quantum optics (Fall semester) or equivalent (see prerequisites below).

Recommended courses

Solid state physics, Statistical physics

Important concepts to start the course

Good understanding of the two-level system and the harmonic oscillator in quantum mechanics, unitary transformations, canonical quantization of the electromagnetic field

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Perform calculations relevant to quantum optics
  • Explore the scientific litterature in quantum optics and quantum information

Transversal skills

  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools

Teaching methods

Video lectures, tutorials and exercise solved in the class, computer simulations. Mini-conferences with student presentations of research papers.

Expected student activities

Weekly problem sheet solving, paper reading and presentation

Assessment methods

Written examination

Resources

Bibliography

For a review of the basics of quantum optics

  • Grynberg, Aspect and Fabre, Introduction to Quantum Optics

Core litterature for the course

  • Haroche, Raimond, Exploring the quantum
  • Chuang, Nielsen, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
  • Cohen-Tannoudji, Guéry-Odelin, Advances in Atomic Physics

Further bibliographic elements on specific topics during the lectures and as exercises.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Specialization and Master projects in quantum optics, ultra-cold atoms, cavity quantum-electrodynamics

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Quantum optics and quantum information
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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