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Physics 45200 Quantum Optics and Quantum Gases

Day/Time: MW 10:30 am - 11:50 am

Location: KPTC 105            

Lecturer: Cheng Chin,

Office Hours: TuTh   1 - 2 pm

Grader: Lauren Weiss and Henry Ando

Class outline:

Quantum control of single particles

 Wk 1  9/28  W         Lecture 1: Two-level system (photon) HW1

 Wk 2  10/3  M         Lecture 2: Two-level system (atom) HW2

 Wk 2  10/5  W         Guest Lecture 1 by Peter Zoller (ERC161): Quantum Simulation and Quantum Metrology

 Wk 3  10/10  M         Lecture 3 : Atom-photon interactions

Entanglement of two and more particles

 Wk 3  10/12  W         Lecture 4 : Spontaneous emission HW3

 Wk 4  10/17  M         Lecture 5: Bell's inequality and experimental tests

 Wk 4  10/19  W         Guest Lecture 2 by Jorg Schmiedmayer: Entanglement of Bose-Einstein condensates HW4

Quantum dynamics of many-body system

 Wk 5  10/24  M         Lecture 6: Coherent state

 Wk 5  10/26  W         Lecture 7: Bose-Einstein condensation HW5 v2

 Wk 6  10/31  M         Guest Lecture 3 by Thomas Bourdel: Gross-Pitaevskii equation

 Wk 6  11/2  W         Guest Lecture 4 by Thomas Bourdel: Quasi-particles HW6     

 Wk 7  11/7  M        Lecture 8: Lattice field theory

 Wk 7  11/9  W        Lecture 9: Quantum phase transition HW7

Research Projects

 Wk 8  11/14  M       Research Topic (I): Quantum Chemistry

 Wk 8  11/16  W       Midterm

 Wk 10 11/28  M        Research Topic (II): Low energy scattering of atoms HW 8

 Wk 10 11/30  W       Presentations (I): Daohong Xu, Shu Nagata

 Wk 11 12/5  M       Presentations (II): Evan Yamaguchi, Jay Jachinowski

 Wk 11 12/7  W       Presentations (III): Dahlia Ghoshal, Muskan Singh, Shraddha Anand

Textbook (Recommended) Atomic Physics by Christopher J. Foot, Oxford, 2005

Evaluation    Problem sets: 1/3   Midterms: 1/3  Discussions+Presentations: 1/3

Homeworks and midterms   Late policy: -10% per day.  Midterms contain 2~3 questions (1 hour, open book, no discussion).


References for Quantum optics:

Misha Lukin,…

Quantum Optics by D. F. Walls and G. J. Milburn

Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements by Hermann A. Haus

Quantum Optics by M. Scully and S. Zuberi

Modern approach to quantum optics: S.L. Braunstein and P. van Loock, RMP 77 513 (2005)

Continuous-variable optical quantum-state tomography: RMP 81 299 (2009)

Linear optical quantum computing with photonic qubits: RMP 79 135 (2007)


References for Quantum Gases:

Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases by C. J. Pethick and H. Smith

Bose-Einstein Condensation by L. Pitaevskii, S. Stringari

G.-P. equation and Bogoliubov approximation, A.J. Leggett, New J. Phys. 5 103 (2003)

Review papers:

The cold atom Hubbard toolbox, D. Jakscha and P. Zoller, Annals of Physics 315 52 (2005)

Theory of Bose-Einstein condensation in trapped gases, F. Dalfovo, S. Giorgini, L.P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari, RMP 71 463 (1999)

Many-body physics with ultracold gases, I. Bloch, J. Dalibard, and W. Zwerger, RMP 80 885 (2008)

Feshbach resonances in ultracold gases, C. Chin, R. Grimm, P. Julienne, and E. Tiesinga, RMP 82 1225 (2010)