ECE 5310

ECE 5310

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This is a graduate level course on quantum optics. Topics covered include density matrices, semi-classical light matter interactions, Rabi oscillations, electromagnetically induced transparency and interference effects, dressed states, quantization of fields in cavity and free space, properties of photons, field commutation relations, number states, coherent states, quadrature and amplitude-phase squeezed states, vacuum fluctuations, matter-photon interactions, stimulated and spontaneous emission processes, classical/quantum descriptions of photon detection, coherent homodyne and heterodyne detection, coherence functions, cavity quantum optics and microcavity effects in spontaneous emission, cavity quantum optics in strong coupling and weak coupling limits, generation of quantum states of light, phase sensitive and phase insensitive optical amplifiers, parametric amplifiers, fundamental performance limits of optical amplifiers, photon statistics and characteristic functions, laser oscillators, numberand phase characteristics of laser light, parametric oscillators and squeezing, quantum opto-mechanics, opto-mechanical cooling and squeezing, noise penalty in simultaneous detection of two non-commuting field quadratures, bit error rates in optical communication systems, classical and quantum information and information carrying capacity of quantum states of light, quantum communications.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 3030 or AEP 3560 or equivalent, ECE 4060 or AEP 3620 or equivalent.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17033 ECE 5310   LEC 001

  • 19131 ECE 5310   DIS 201