Atac Imamoglu: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

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

402-0414-00LStrongly Correlated Many-Body Systems: From Electrons to Ultracold Atoms to Photons6 credits2V + 1UA. Imamoglu, E. Demler
AbstractThis course covers the physics of strongly correlated systems that emerge in diverse platforms, ranging from two-dimensional electrons, through ultracold atoms in atomic lattices, to photons.
ObjectiveThe goal of the lecture is to prepare the students for research in strongly correlated systems currently investigated in vastly different physical platforms.
ContentFeshbach resonances, Bose & Fermi polarons, Anderson impurity model and the s-d Hamiltonian, Kondo effect, quantum magnetism, cavity-QED, probing noise in strongly correlated systems, variational non-Gaussian approach to interacting many-body systems.
Lecture notesHand-written lecture notes will be distributed.
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of Quantum Mechanics at the level of QM II and exposure to Solid State Theory.
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 two-dimensional materials.
ContentDescription of open quantum systems using master equation and quantum trajectories. Decoherence and quantum measurements. Dicke superradiance. Dissipative phase transitions. Signatures of electron-exciton 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