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Department of Physics
open chemistry
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 18.04  2nd HS: 06.06 25.07  begin WS: 17.10

4020220031 Advanced Optical Sciences      VVZ  

Mon 13-15
weekly NEW 15 3'101 (24) Markus Krutzik, Tim Schröder, Sven Ramelow, Sebastian Heeg
Mon 11-13
weekly nV or digital (0) Markus Krutzik, Tim Schröder, Sven Ramelow
Fri 15-17
weekly nV or digital (0)
Mon 11-13
weekly NEW 14 1'12 (24) Tim Schröder, Sven Ramelow, Sebastian Heeg
Fri 15-17
weekly NEW 14 1'12 (24)


classroom language
Acquire and deepen the knowledge of important theoretical advances and key experiments in/of Modern Optics;
acquire capability to apply this knowledge in practise
structure / topics / contents

Part I
The first part of the course introduces single optical and atomic quantum systems. In particular atom-like defects in solid-state materials and their coupling to quantized electromagnetic fields will be introduced. This includes (i) Single Photons & Single Emitters, (ii) Cavity QED in the Weak Coupling Regime, (iii) Diamond Defect Centers as Optical Quantum Probes, (iv) Diamond Defect Centers as Magnetic Quantum Probe, and (v) Quantum Information Processing in Diamond. Focus will be on recent developments and state-of-the-art experiments

Part II
The second part is dedicated to the topic of closing loopholes in Bell-experiments, which is crucially relevant for the interpretation of quantum mechanics. It includes an introduction to the concepts of the EPR-paradox, local-realism and Bell-Inequalities, and gives a brief overview over the key experiments and experimental methods to violate a Bell-Inequality while closing all possible loopholes.

Part III
Ultra-cold atom research led to several Nobel prizes in physics, amongst others, honoring the creation of the Bose-Einstein condensate – A phenomenon described by coherently oscillating atoms which expand with temperatures that correspond to billionths of a degree above absolute zero only. In this part of the lecture, we will study the basics of cold atom technology and discuss why this is an important step forward in our ability to study and control the fundamental building blocks of nature, as well as for driving innovations in metrology, timing and field sensing applications.

Part IV
The fourth part of the course introduces two-dimensional materials as an emerging new platform to study light-matter interaction and corresponding quantum effects. This includes (i) 2D materials as Tunable Single Photon Sources, (ii) Excitonic Bose Einstein condensation, and (iii) 2D Materials as programmable quantum emitters. Focus will be on recent developments.
assigned modules
P24.4.c P32
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
6 SWS, 12 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Oral exam, 30 minutes
Moodle für Seminar:
Dr. Markus Krutzik, 1'707,
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