Courses / DescriptionsEECS 407: Quantum Optics
Quarter OfferedWinter : 2-3:20 MW ; Yuen
PrerequisitesEECS 406 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor.
Review of quantum fields; quantization of the electromagnetic field; photodetection theory; direct, homodyne and heterodyne detection; squeezed and photon-number state generation; application to optical communication and interferometers; introduction to quantum cryptography and quantum computation.
REQUIRED TEXT: Mandel and Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, Cambridge Univ. Press
REFERENCE TEXTS: Haus, Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements, Springer, 2000
COURSE DIRECTOR: Prof. Horace Yuen
COURSE GOALS: Cover the basics of quantum optics with selected recent topics.
PREREQUISITES BY COURSES: EECS 406 (or equivalent), or permission of instructor.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPICS: Quantum electronics
DETAILED COURSE TOPICS:
• Week 1-2 Abstract quantum formalism, quantization of electromagnetic fields, coherent states.
• Week 3-4 Squeezed states, balanced homodyne detection, effect of loss.
• Week 5-6 Multimode analysis, coherence in quantum and classical sense.
• Week 7-8 Different kinds of amplifiers, nonlinear optical realizations of nonclassical devices.
• Week 9-10 Selected topics in quantum cryptography and quantum computation.
COMPUTER USAGE: None
LABORATORY PROJECTS: None
GRADES: Homework – 50% Project – 50%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: When a student completes this course, s/he should be able to:
• Understand the basic nonclassical effects in quantum electronics.
• Perform simple calculations on such effects in typical systems.