Advanced Quantum Optics

PHYSICS732

Advanced theory of light-matter interactions. Density matrix and semiclassical Bloch-Maxwell equations, three level laser and nonlinear spectroscopic methods. Superradiance in extended media. Electromagnetic field quantization and radiative damping, master equation approach. Noise and fluctuations, first and second order coherence for classical and quantum fields. Dressed state picture of laser cooling. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 715. 3 units.