## Atac Imamoglu: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Atac Imamoglu |

Field | Quantum electronics |

Address | Institut für Quantenelektronik ETH Zürich, HPT G 12 Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 8093 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 633 45 70 |

iatac@ethz.ch | |

Department | Physics |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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402-0053-00L | Physics II | 8 credits | 4V + 2U | A. Imamoglu | |

Abstract | The goal of the Physics II class is an introduction to quantum mechanics | ||||

Learning objective | To work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated. | ||||

Content | Content: - Wave mechanics: the old quantum theory - Postulates and formalism of Quantum Mechanics - First application: the quantum well and the harmonic Oscillator - QM in three dimension: the Hydrogen atom - Identical particles: Pauli's principle - Crystalline Systems and band structures - Quantum statistics - Approximation Methods - Applications in Engineering - Entanglement and superposition | ||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes (hand-written) will be distributed via the Moodle interface | ||||

Literature | David J. Griffiths, "Introduction to quantum mechanics" Second edition, Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/ch/academic/subjects/physics/quantum-physics-quantum-information-and-quantum-computation/introduction-quantum-mechanics-2nd-edition?format=HB&isbn=9781107179868 | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Physics I. | ||||

402-0444-00L | Advanced Quantum OpticsDoes not take place this semester. | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | A. Imamoglu | |

Abstract | This course builds up on the material covered in the Quantum Optics course. The emphasis will be on quantum optics in condensed-matter systems. | ||||

Learning objective | The 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. | ||||

Content | Description 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 notes | Lecture notes will be provided | ||||

Literature | C. 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 / Notice | Masters level quantum optics knowledge | ||||

402-0551-00L | Laser Seminar | 0 credits | 1S | T. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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