Courses Taught by Prof. Lukin

Introduction to Quantum Information (Physics 160)

  • Primarily for Undergraduate Students
  • Description: Introduction to quantum information science, including quantum computation, communication and metrology. Emphasis on fundamental principles, experimental implementations and applications. Background and theoretical techniques will be introduced.
  • Physics 160 Lecture Notes. These notes from Physics 160, spring 2020, are a work in progress and are not yet polished or finished.

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.
  • Physics 285b Lecture Notes.

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.

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.

Topics in Quantum Optics  (Physics 347A/B)

  • Primarily for Graduate Students