6.S082/6.645 Principles and Applications of Quantum Optics


Undergraduate version counts as AUS.
Undergraduate meets with Graduate version 6.645
Prerequisites: 8.04 or 8.05, 6.013 or 6.007 or 8.07 or 8.03 or 2.71
Units: 2-0-10
Instructor: Prof. Dirk Englund
Schedule: TR1-2:30, room 4-231
This subject qualifies as either an Applied Physics or Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology concentration subject, but not both.
This course introduces students to fundamental concepts of quantum optics and quantum electrodynamics with an emphasis on applications in nanophotonic devices. Topics include the quantization of the electromagnetic field; quantum states of light including coherent and squeezed states; interaction between light an atoms / quantum electrodynamics (QED); optical resonators and cavity QED; quantum theory of lasers; and applications including low-threshold, ultrafast lasers, quantum key distribution, precision measurement, and quantum computing.