Atac Imamoglu: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Prof. Dr. Atac Imamoglu
FieldQuantum electronics
Address
Institut für Quantenelektronik
ETH Zürich, HPT G 12
Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 45 70
E-mailiatac@ethz.ch
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0052-00LPhysics I: Waves and Thermodynamics4 credits2V + 2UA. Imamoglu
AbstractPhysics I is an introduction to continuum mechanics, wave phenomena, and fundamental concepts of thermodynamics.
ObjectiveAfter completing this course, students should be able to construct and apply simple models of dynamics in non-rigid materials. Students should also be able to identify and relate basic thermodynamic quantities in equilibrium systems given realistic constraints.
ContentThe lecture will discuss the following concepts:

Waves
- One dimensional wave equation
- Plane waves, spherical waves in 2 and 3 dimensions
- Elastic waves, sound velocity
- Stationary waves, resonances
- Propagation: interference and diffraction
- Doppler effect

Thermodynamics
- Kinetic theory of gases, perfect gases
- Conservation of energy, first principle
- Second principle, thermal cycles
- Entropy, thermodynamical and statistical interpretation
- Thermal radiation and heat transfer.
Lecture notesThe lecture notes will be distributed via the Moodle platform.
LiteratureP. A. Tipler and G. Mosca, "Physics for Scientists and Engineers" (6th edition) Chapters 14-20.
Prerequisites / NoticeTechnical Mechanics, Analysis
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KR. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, M. Carollo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0444-00LAdvanced Quantum Optics
Does not take place this semester.
6 credits2V + 1UA. Imamoglu
AbstractThis course builds up on the material covered in the Quantum Optics course. The emphasis will be on quantum optics in condensed-matter systems.
ObjectiveThe course aims to provide the knowledge necessary for pursuing advanced research in the field of Quantum Optics in condensed matter systems. Fundamental concepts and techniques of Quantum Optics will be linked to experimental research in systems such as quantum dots, exciton-polaritons, quantum Hall fluids and graphene-like materials.
ContentDescription of open quantum systems using master equation and quantum trajectories. Decoherence and quantum measurements. Dicke superradiance. Dissipative phase transitions. Spin photonics. Signatures of electron-phonon and electron-electron interactions in optical response.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be provided
LiteratureC. Cohen-Tannoudji et al., Atom-Photon-Interactions (recommended)
Y. Yamamoto and A. Imamoglu, Mesoscopic Quantum Optics (recommended)
A collection of review articles (will be pointed out during the lecture)
Prerequisites / NoticeMasters level quantum optics knowledge
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective