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Introduction to atomic structure, interaction with electromagnetic fields, atomic physics and modern quantum optics. Applications are made to spectroscopic techniques and to explain the principles of quantum computing and logic.
PH 585: meets 3 hours per week (MWF for 1 hour) for a total of 3 credits.
Class meeting time: M, W, F 2:00-2:50 (or 3 hours of lectures weekly)
Strongly recommended: PH 652 or PH 451 (or equivalent full-year undergraduate sequence of quantum mechanics)
Office: Wngr 375
Phone: (541) 737-4386
1. Class slides and supplemental instructor notes. Uploaded just after each class.
2. Physics of Atoms and Molecules(2nd Ed.), B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain
3. Quantum Optics, Mark Fox, Oxford Press (2008).
Introduces Semiclassical Field-Matter Interactions (weeks 1-3)
Review Atoms in E fields and B fields
Optical Spectroscopy of attoms (weeks 3-4)
Solving for the helium atom and many-electron atoms
Absorption and stimulated emission
Linear response theory, Absorption and emission spectroscopy
Molecular spectroscopy (weeks 5)
Born-Oppenheimer approximation: molecular energy levels
IR and Raman spectroscopy: rotational and vibrational spectroscopy
Modern AMO Topics (weeks 6-10)
Coherent field-matter interactions, Rabi flopping
Quantum computing, logic gates
Quantum teleportation, EPR paradox
Lasers and cavities
By the completion of this course students are expected to:
1. Calculate the absorption probability for an optical transition.
2. Calculate the absorption coefficient for a classical electron oscillator using linear response theory.
3. Explain the vibrational spectra of molecules.
4. Calculate the transition rates for a three-level laser system.
5. Demonstrate proficiency with two-level system quantum dynamics and calculations.
6. Apply quantum principles to explain the operation of a qubit and a quantum computer.
86-100%: A 80-85%: A- 77-79%: B+ 74-76%: B
70-73%: B- 67-69%: C+ 64-66%: C 60-63%: C-
57-59%: D+ 54-56%: D 50-53%: D- < 50%: F
*Exact grade cut-offs may vary 1-2%
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