ATOMS AND QUANTUM OPTICS

PHY3QMO

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will study the quantum description of atomic systems and the electro magnetic waveand apply this to 'real-world' problems. At the completion of this subject you will understand the fundamental physics of the LASER from the perspective ofquantum optics, you will also gain an understanding of quantum cryptography,quantum teleportation, and quantum computing. This subject is one of four such subjects at third year level that together constitute the Physics major stream.It provides a solid foundation for honours and a post-graduate research studies in Physics.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHY2CLP and PHY2MOD and MAT2VCA and MAT2LAL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to the Structure of Matter: A Course in Modern PhysicsPrescribedJohn J. Brehm and William J. Mullin, 1985John Wiley & Sons
ReadingsElements of Quantum OpticsPrescribedMeystre, Pierre, Sargent, MurraySpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ReadingsIntroductory Quantum OpticsPrescribedChristopher Gerry and Peter KnightCambridge University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse, visualise and solve conceptual and mathematical problems in the area of atomic physics and quantum optics.

Activities:
You will gain experience in problem-solving and modelling through in-class problems, tutorials, and workshops. In particular you will gain experience of advanced quantum mechanics and touch upon key aspects of quantum electrodynamics. To assist your learning you will be assigned a set of conceptual and mathematical problems in the form of four written assignments.

02. Generate and communicate solutions to complex problems in the field of atomic physics and quantum optics relating to the quantum nature of the atom-light interactions.

Activities:
You will be taught how to solve advanced problems in optics through considering the quantum nature of light together with the atomic structure of atoms. You will gain several key skills that will allow you to conceptualise and solve advanced problems in quantum mechanics, these include Dirac notation and quantum circuit diagrams.

03. Implement computational solutions to problems too complex for analytical mathematical solutions.

Activities:
You will write simple programs to simulate and solve problems in quantum mechanics and atomic physics. As part of this process you will be provided with tutorial information and resources that will support your learning in scientific programing.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRussell Anderson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 21
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 x written assignments(1800 word equiv)Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.40 01, 02
1 x computational assignment (700 word equiv)Marks will be awarded for both the appropriateness of the program design and quality of in-line documentation.10 03
One 2-hour end of semester written exam (2000 word equiv)50 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 21
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 x written assignments(1800 word equiv)Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.40 01, 02
1 x computational assignment (700 word equiv)Marks will be awarded for both the appropriateness of the program design and quality of in-line documentation.10 03
One 2-hour end of semester written exam (2000 word equiv)50 03