CLASS: 10:30AM–11:30AM MWF, Nicholson 435

Prof. Jonathan P. Dowling
Office Hours: 11:30AM–12:00N MWF

Required Book:
Introductory Quantum Optics
Christopher Gerry & Peter Knight
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 9780521527354 | ISBN-10: 052152735X

Recommended Books:

Quantum Optics

Marlan O. Scully and M. Suhail Zubairy
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0521435956 | ISBN-10: 0521435951

Exploring the Quantum: Atoms, Cavities, and Photons
  Serge Haroche (2012 Nobel Prize in Physics) & Jean-Michel Raimond
Oxford University Press
ISBN-13: 978-0198509141  |  ISBN-10: 0198509146

Schrödinger's Killer App: The Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer
Jonathan P. Dowling

Taylor and Francis CRC Press
ISBN 9781439896730

 A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics
Hans-A. Bachor, Timothy C. Ralph
ISBN: 978-3-527-40393-6

NRL Plasma Formulary

Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics: Review

100% Homework


Nonclassical light
Dissipative interactions and decoherence
Optical test of quantum mechanics
Experiments in cavity QED and with trapped ions
Applications of entanglement: Heisenberg-limited interferometry and quantum information processing
Miscellaneous Topics

HOMEWORK            ASSIGNED           DUE                                  

HW01                          FRI 11 JAN            FRI 25 JAN                       
HW02                          FRI 25 JAN            FRI
08 FEB
HW03                          FRI 08 FEB            FRI 15 MAR
HW04                          FRI 15 MAR          FRI 29 MAR
HW05                          FRI 29 MAR          FRI 12 APR
HW06                          FRI 12 APR           WED 01 MAY



7.1                 Quadrature Squeezing
7.2                 Generation of Squeezed States
7.3                 Detection of Squeezed States
7.4                 Amplitude or Number Squeezed States
7.5                 Antibunching
7.6                 Schrödinger's Cat
7.7                 Two-Mode Squeezing

8.0                 Optical Bloch Equations and Theories of Dissipation and Decoherence
8.3                 Quantum Trajectory Theory and Master Equation
8.4                 Closed Three-Level System Analysis of Quantum Jumps
8.5                 Decoherence Kills Schrödinger's Cat

9.0                  Dirac, Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen, Bohm, and Bell
9.1                  Entangled Photon Sources and Nonlinear Optics
9.2                  Hong-Ou-Mandel Effect
                       Nonlinear Optics [PPT, PDF]
9.5                  Dispersion Cancellation and Superluminal Tunneling
9.3                  Quantum Eraser I
9.4                  Induced Coherence / Quantum Eraser II
9.6                 Optical Tests of Quantum Mechanics / Bell's Inequalities

10.1–10.8        Experiments in Cavity QED and Trapped Ions (Will not Cover in Class)
11.2–11.3        Applications of Quantum Optics for Metrology, Communication, and Computing
                        Quantum Money
                        The Hippies the Ruined Physics in a FLASH! Ch. 6
        Chs. 2 & 5
                        Single-Photon Detectors [PPT, PDF]
                        State process and detector tomography [PPT, PDF]

WED 09 JAN           First Day of Class
MON 21 JAN           Martin Luther King Holiday
MON 04 MAR          Mardis Gras Holiday

MON 15 APR         Spring Break
WED 17  APR         Spring Break
FRI    19  MAR         Spring Break
FRI 26 APR             Last Day Class