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

Lecture: Quantum Optics II

Dr. Sebastian Blatt

 

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

 

Lecture TimePlace
Mondays, 12-14 c.t.N020 (Kleiner Physiksaal), Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Wednesdays, 12-14 c.t.N020 (Kleiner Physiksaal), Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

 

Class starts Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

 

The course “Quantum Optics II” is the second part of the lecture series on Quantum Optics, continuing the “Quantum Optics” lecture given by Prof. Immanuel Bloch in the Winter semester. While we do not require you to have taken Quantum Optics, we will use concepts and ideas developed in that class. 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.

 

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.

 

Grading

We offer the course as a “Wahlpflichtvorlesung” within the Physics Masters program of LMU. You will be graded through oral or written examinations at the end of the course. Active participation in the tutorials and the Journal club is required to take the final examination!

 

The small print:

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 that you can present your answer in 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 (we are interested in how you approach the problem). You must also be present in the tutorial class if you have handed in a problem set. Every participant must present at least one problem on the blackboard in the tutorial class during the semester.