ATOMS AND QUANTUM OPTICS

PHY3QMO

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will study the quantum description of atomic systems and the electro magnetic wave and apply this to 'real-world' problems. At the completion of this subject you will understand the fundamental physics of the LASER from the perspective of quantum 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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesMAT2LAL AND MAT2VCA AND PHY2MOD AND PHY2CLP

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Readings

Elements of Quantum Optics

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AuthorMeystre, Pierre, Sargent, Murray

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PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg

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Introductory Quantum Optics

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AuthorChristopher Gerry and Peter Knight

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PublisherCambridge University Press

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Introduction to the Structure of Matter: A Course in Modern Physics

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AuthorJohn J. Brehm and William J. Mullin

Year1985

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PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse, visualise and solve conceptual and mathematical problems in the area of atomic physics and quantum optics.
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.
03. Implement computational solutions to problems too complex for analytical mathematical solutions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRussell Anderson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 21
Ten 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
4 x written assignments(1800 word equiv) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
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.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3
One 2-hour end of semester written exam (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChanh Tran

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 21
Ten 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
4 x written assignments(1800 word equiv) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical analysis.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
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.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3
One 2-hour end of semester written exam (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3