This course gives you access to basic tools and concepts to understand research articles and books on modern quantum optics. You will learn about quantization of light, formalism to describe quantum states of light without any classical analogue, and observables allowing one to demonstrate typical quantum properties of these states. These tools will be applied to the emblematic case of a one-photon wave packet, which behaves both as a particle and a wave. Wave-particle duality is a great quantum mystery in the words of Richard Feynman. You will be able to fully appreciate real experiments demonstrating wave-particle duality for a single photon, and applications to quantum technologies based on single photon sources, which are now commercially available. The tools presented in this course will be widely used in our second quantum optics course, which will present more advanced topics such as entanglement, interaction of quantized light with matter, squeezed light, etc...
So if you have a good knowledge in basic quantum mechanics and classical electromagnetism, but always wanted to know:
• how to go from classical electromagnetism to quantized radiation,
• how the concept of photon emerges,
• how a unified formalism is able to describe apparently contradictory behaviors observed in quantum optics labs,
• how creative physicists and engineers have invented totally new technologies based on quantum properties of light,
then this course is for you....

创建者 AN

•Feb 18, 2019

This course give me a brief idea about single photon. Thank you for providing such a good course.

创建者 RC

•Jul 13, 2017

A course worth taking for those seeking an introduction to Quantum Optics.

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创建者 ABHIJEET NAYAK

•Feb 18, 2019

This course give me a brief idea about single photon. Thank you for providing such a good course.

创建者 Anakot Kalathil Rajarajan

•Feb 16, 2019

I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. A thorough review of the field quantization for me. It helped me immensely to review my knowledge. It was very useful for "come back" to the subject after my M.Sc. days. For students, you want to learn do the homework sincerely...

创建者 Happy An

•Jan 17, 2019

A good course that helps us have a further understanding of quantum optic.

创建者 jadoul michel

•Nov 02, 2018

Can't wait any longer for the second course. Wonderful. Stimulating.

创建者 Chi Long Lai

•Sep 01, 2018

The course is very detailed on the concepts of quantum mechanics applied to to photonic condition, it introduced a lot of new physical operation, but maybe challenging if people is not familiar with abstract algebra and linear vector.

创建者 Jonathan Golland

•Mar 23, 2018

It's math I put surprisingly easy.

创建者 Manuel Santos

•Mar 10, 2018

There should be more resources to study like some lecture notes. Besides that, the overall level is very good.

创建者 Víctor Román Rodríguez

•Dec 27, 2017

Very good introduction to the subject, I enjoyed the dynamics of the lessons. I am looking forward for the more advanced part 2!

创建者 Gregory Boyd

•Sep 21, 2017

A. Aspect is clear methodical and precise. It makes learning eas

创建者 Bas Albers

•Aug 20, 2017

More exact usage of English language would help. Also written course material would be great. I ended up buying Mr. Aspect's book because I like the topic so much. A final exam would give a more satisfying feeling. I have the feeling I muddled through on lots of the questions. I am redoing the course now to get "perfect" understanding an memorizing things. Alternatively, a final test could be to write a reaction about a resent article.