6.S063/6.644 Principles and Applications of Quantum Optics: Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies


Undergraduate version counts as AUS.
meets with Graduate version 6.644
Prerequisites: 8.04 or 8.05, 6.013 or 6.007 or 8.07 or 8.03 or 2.71
Units: 3-0-9
Instructor: Prof. Dirk Englund
Schedule: TR1-2:30,  virtual instruction

This subject qualifies as either an Applied Physics or Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology concentration subject, but not both.
This course covers fundamental concepts of quantum optics and quantum electrodynamics, with an emphasis on quantum information technologies – computing, precision measurement, and communications – as well as 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.
A project component includes designing a photonic integrated circuit – and for top designs to be taped out at a leading silicon photonics foundry!