Discrete Quantum Optics

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to analyze optical processes taking place in integrated photonic devices in a quantum mechanical framework. The students will be familiar with the main quantum mechanical concepts that will allow them to pursue more advanced topics in quantum optics, semiconductor and solid-state physics, and modern optoelectronic and nanophotonic devices.

The material of the Bachelor of Physics, especially Electrodynamics, Optics, and Basic Quantum Physics

Structure / topics / contents
- Review of Quantum Mechanics and 1D Problems with focus on numerics
- Operator Algebra and Quantization of the Electromagnetic field
- Fundamental Concepts and Devices of Discrete Quantum Optics
​- Propagation of Single Photons and Nonclassical Light in integrated multiport Structures


The lectures are accompanied by weekly tutorials where the solutions of the problem sheets are presented. In addition, these tutorials represent opportunities for discussing issues related to the content of the lecture. Currently the tutorials take place on Monday from 3 to 5 pm in the seminar room NEW 14 1’11 (a most convenient time can be arranged if needed). Depending on the number of participants, further tutorials will be arranged.

Link zum Vorlesungsverzeichnis