Quantum Optics Group (LMU) - Quantum Many Body Systems Division (MPQ)

Lecture: Advanced Quantum Optics

Dr. Christian Groß


3h Lecture +1h Journal Club (+2h Problem sets)

When: Tuesday   12-14 c.t. in H537, Schellingstr. 4
             Thursday 12-14 c.t. in H030, Schellingstr. 4
Starts: Tuesday, April 25, 2017


The course "Advanced Quantum Optics" is the second part of the lecture series on Quantum Optics, continuing the lecture given by Prof. Immanuel Bloch in the last semester. It will not explicitly require knowledge from the first lecture, but the contents are exclusive. The lecture is targeted towards Master students in physics and you should be familiar with Quantum Mechanics and Atomic Physics. The lectures are combined with a weekly journal club, where we discuss original publications related to the course. Additional problem sets supplement the course.



  • Exam: As discussed in the lecture, the exam will take place at Friday, 28.07. 10:00 to 12:00 in the Herbert Walther lecture hall at MPQ. You are encouraged to use a cheat sheet (1 A4 page, both sides can be used) and please also bring a calculator.
  • If you did not send an email regarding the tutorial scheduling, you can still join the tutorials. Just show up on one of the two dates.
  • You can find the recorded lecture notes (as written during the lecture) in the additional materials section.


Journal Club

In the weekly journal club we will discuss original publications related to the course. The selected papers will be announced in the problem sets.



The course is offered as a "Wahlpflichtvorlesung" within the Physics Masters program of LMU. Grading will be done through oral or written examinations at the end of the course. An active participation in the tutorials and the Journal club is required to take the final examination!



Active participation in the tutorials means that you need to hand in reasonably good answers to at least two thirds of the problems given over the semester, and can present your answer in the class. "Reasonably good answers" means that it does not matter if the answer is not entirely correct, as long as a reasonable Ansatz and corresponding calculation are shown. You should also be present in the tutorial class if you have handed in a problem set, and every participant needs to present at least one problem on the blackboard in the tutorial class during the semester.