PEP 680 Quantum Optics

This course explores the quantum mechanical aspects of the theory of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter. Topics covered include Einstein’s theory of emission and absorption, Planck’s law, quantum theory of light-matter interaction, classical fluctuation theory, quantized radiation field, photon quantum statistics, squeezing, and nonlinear interactions. Offered in alternate years. Typical text: Loudon, Quantum Theory of Light.




PEP 509, PEP 542, and PEP 554 or Graduate Student


Department of Physics

Typically Offered Periods

Fall Semester Spring Semester