Atac Imamoglu: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

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
402-0044-00LPhysics II4 credits3V + 1UA. Imamoglu
AbstractIntroduction to the concepts and tools in physics with the help of demonstration experiments: electromagnetism, optics, introduction to modern physics.
ObjectiveThe concepts and tools in physics, as well as the methods of an experimental science are taught. The student should learn to identify, communicate and solve physical problems in his/her own field of science.
ContentElectromagnetism (electric current, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, magnetic materials, Maxwell’s equations)
Optics (light, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction)
Introduction to quantum physics
Lecture notesThe lecture follows the book "Physik" by Paul A. Tipler.
LiteraturePaul A. Tipler
Physik
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Prerequisites / NoticeHilfsmittel: 1 Blatt selbstgeschriebene Zusammenfassung; 1 Taschenrechner; Fremdwörterlexikon
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KG. Blatter, C. Anastasiou, B. Batlogg, N. Beisert, M. Carollo, M. Christandl, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, R. J. Douglas, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, M. R. Meyer, B. Moore, F. Pauss, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, R. Renner, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, E. H. Türeci, J. F. van der Veen, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, W. Wegscheider, D. Wyler, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0462-00LAdvanced Topics in Quantum Information Theory6 credits2V + 1UM. Christandl, A. Imamoglu, R. Renner
AbstractThe course covers a selection of topics that are of current interest in quantum information theory and quantum computation. Particular focus will be put on theoretical concepts that impact future implementations of quantum technologies.
ObjectiveThe course provides an insight into current research activities in quantum information science.
ContentThe course covers a selection of topics that are of current interest in quantum information theory and quantum computation. Particular focus will be put on theoretical concepts that impact future implementations of quantum technologies. Topics include quantum state preparation using dissipation, quantum information in many-body systems, topological states and quantum computation, quantum simulation, and the complexity of physical systems.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites are the courses Quantum Mechanics I and II. The course is complementary to the course Quantum Information Theory.
402-0472-00LMesoscopic Quantum Optics
Does not take place this semester.
8 credits3V + 1UA. Imamoglu
AbstractDescription of open quantum systems using quantum trajectories. Cascaded quantum systems. Decoherence and quantum measurements. Elements of single quantum dot spectroscopy: interaction effects. Spin-reservoir coupling.
ObjectiveThis course covers basic concepts in mesoscopic quantum optics and builds up on the material covered in the Quantum Optics course. The specific topics that will be discussed include emitter-field interaction in the electric-dipole limit, spontaneous emission, density operator and the optical Bloch equations, quantum optical phenomena in quantum dots (photon antibunching, cavity-QED) and confined spin dynamics.
ContentDescription of open quantum systems using quantum trajectories. Cascaded quantum systems. Decoherence and quantum measurements. Elements of single quantum dot spectroscopy: interaction effects. Spin-reservoir coupling.
Lecture notesY. Yamamoto and A. Imamoglu, "Mesoscopic Quantum Optics," (Wiley, 1999).
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, M. Quack, M. Sigrist, E. H. Türeci, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective