Instructor : Dr Ata Ul Haq
Term : Fall 2012
Level : Undergraduate
Course Code : PHY 411
Course Status : Physics Core
Course Outline
Course Description
Quantum Optics deals with the study of coherence associated with electromagnetic field. We would first discuss the quantum coherence theory of electromagnetic fields. Phasespace representation will be introduced and discussed. Lightmatter interaction would then be studied using concepts of first and secondquantization. Topical field of lightmatter interaction in a cavity will be introduced. Quantum optical experiments which are essential for the understanding of basic assumptions of quantum mechanics are explained. The field of quantum cryptography and computation, using concepts from quantum optics, is discussed briefly.
HOMEWORKS
Date  Homeworks  Quiz/Midterm 
20Sep2012  HW 1 Solution 

24Oct2012  HW 2 Solution 
Quiz Solution 
19Nov2012  HW 3  Midterm 
1Dec2012  HW 4 