Teaching

Modern Atomic and Optical Physics II (Physics 285b)

Primarily for Graduate Students

Description: Introduction to quantum optics and modern atomic physics. The basic concepts and theoretical tools will be introduced. Topics will include coherence phenomena, non-classical states of light and matter, atom cooling and trapping and atom optics. The second of a two-term subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research.

Prerequisites: A course in electromagnetic theory (Physics 232a or equivalent); one half-course in intermediate or advanced quantum mechanics.

 

Topics in the Physics of Quantum Optics (Physics 271)

Primarily for Graduate Students

Description: Introduction to physics of quantum information, with emphasis on ideas and experiments ranging from quantum optics to condensed matter physics. Background and theoretical tools will be introduced. The format is a combination of lectures and class presentations.

Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics at the level of introductory graduate courses.

 

Topics in Quantum Optics  (Physics 347A/B)

Primarily for Graduate Students

 

Physics 153: Electrodynamics (Physics 153)

Primarily for Undergraduate Students

Description: Aimed at advanced undergraduates. Emphasis on the properties and sources of the electromagnetic fields and on the wave aspects of the fields. Course starts with electrostatics and subsequently develops the Maxwell equations. Topics: electrostatics, dielectrics, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, radiation, wave propagation in various media, wave optics, diffraction and interference. A number of applications of electrodynamics and optics in modern physics are discussed.

Prerequisites: Mathematics 21a & b; Physics 15a, b, and c, or permission of Dave Morin or Prof. Georgi.