PHYS 523 Quantum Optics
Semester: Fall 2021
Course Instructor: Ali Serpengüzel | SCI 119
Science Librarian: Ebru Çınar | LIB 222
Lectures: Tu Th 1430 | CASE Z25
Problem Session: W 1900 | CASEB39
Course Description: quantum theory of light, coherent light, non-classical states of light, quantum interferometry, quantum measurements, interaction of light with matter, cavity quantum electrodynamics, quantum entanglement, quantum teleportation, non-linear optics, photonic band gaps, quantum information theory, fundamental principles of quantum computation.
Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to teach the fundamentals of quantum optics such as quantum theory of light, interaction of light with matter, non-linear optics, cavity quantum electrodynamics.
Learning Outcomes: The students are expected to learn the fundamentals of quantum optics such as quantum theory of light, interaction of light with matter, non-linear optics, cavity quantum electrodynamics.
Teaching Method: The teaching method is by two weekly meetings.
Recommended Textbook: Mesoscopic Quantum Optics, 2008, Wiley,9780471148746
Recommended Textbook: Quantum Optics, Girish S. Agarwal, 2012, Cambridge University Press, 9781107006409
Recommended Textbook: Quantum Optics For Experimentalists, World Scientific, 9813220201
Recommended Textbook: Quantum Electronics, Amnon Yariv, 1991, Wiley, 978047160997
Grading policy: two midterm exams (25 % each), final (25%), and presentation with a related report on a state-of-the-art quantum optics science and technology topic (25%). The dates of the exams will be announced later. Makeup exams are very reluctantly given only with a university approved medical excuse, and if given, will always be harder then the original exams. Do not plan to take makeups.
Grading policy for project presentation and report: Careful literature search, excellent presentation, completely being able to answer questions are necessary, but not sufficient conditions for the presentation. 10 steps to successful presentations are given under the presentation resources. You will submit your presentation and related report by the end of the term to the course instructor. There will be an instant 100% reduction for late presentations and related reports, i.e., late presentations and related reports will not be accepted.
Attendance: Students are required to attend lectures and problem sessions.
Student Code of Conduct: Students should be familiar with the Koç University Student Code of Conduct.