## Physics 673: Quantum Optics and Nonlinear Optics |

The lectures take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 13:00 - 13:50 in room ENC 33.

The final exam will take place on Monday, 23 April 2007, 12:00 - 14:00 in room SB 105.

Assigments: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9, No. 10 as pdf or No. 10 as Mathematica notebook.

This course will be held during the winter term of 2007 at the University of Calgary. It will have a similar format as the course that I gave in fall 2004. It covers the fundamentals of quantum and nonlinear optics. The foundations of quantum optics include quantization of the electromagnetic field and many-particle theories, interaction between atoms and photons, few-level models for atoms, open quantum systems and density matrix, and electromagnetically induced transparency. Lecture notes (last update: February 22) will be the basis of the course, but new material will be added to these notes during the course.

M.O. Scully and M.S. Zubairy, *Quantum Optics* (1997). A very nice
introduction which also covers electromagnetically induced
transparency.

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Jacques Dupont-Roc, and Gilbert Grynberg,
*Photons and
atoms : introduction to quantum electrodynamics* (1989).
In this book the
fundamental equations of non-relativistic QED are
thoroughly explained.

D.P. Craig and T. Thirunamachandran,
*Molecular quantum electrodynamics : an introduction
to radiation-molecule interactions* (1997). Despite its title
it is also very useful for atoms. A cheap (15 €) alternative to the
first book.

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Jacques Dupont-Roc, Gilbert Grynberg,
*Atom-photon
interactions : basic processes and applications* (1992).
A very good book dealing with the fundamental
techniques to describe the interaction of atoms with light.
Includes dressed states, resolvent method, master equations.

Leonard Mandel and Emil Wolf,
*Optical coherence and quantum optics* (1995).
One of the most comprehensive and complete texts on quantum optics.
Gives a good survey of most techniques and topics.