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Quantum Optics 1

Single Photons

This course gives you access to basic tools and concepts to understand research articles and books on modern quantum optics. You will learn about quantization of light, formalism to describe quantum states of light without any classical analogue, and observables allowing one to demonstrate typical quantum properties of these states. These tools will be applied to the emblematic case of a one-photon wave packet, which behaves both as a particle and a wave. Wave-particle duality is a great quantum mystery in the words of Richard Feynman. You will be able to fully appreciate real experiments demonstrating wave-particle duality for a single photon, and applications to quantum technologies based on single photon sources, which are now commercially available. The tools presented in this course will be widely used in our second quantum optics course, which will present more advanced topics such as entanglement, interaction of quantized light with matter, squeezed light, etc... So if you have a good knowledge in basic quantum mechanics and classical electromagnetism, but always wanted to know: • how to go from classical electromagnetism to quantized radiation, • how the concept of photon emerges, • how a unified formalism is able to describe apparently contradictory behaviors observed in quantum optics labs, • how creative physicists and engineers have invented totally new technologies based on quantum properties of light, then this course is for you.

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Rating 4.5 based on 18 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 4-5 hours / week
Starts Sep 16 (in 4 weeks)
Cost $49
From École Polytechnique via Coursera
Instructors Alain Aspect, Michel Brune
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Language English
Subjects Engineering Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy

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quantum optics in 2 reviews

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know the latest developments in quantum optics.

A course worth taking for those seeking an introduction to Quantum Optics.

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It would be far more profitable to simply study an appropriate textbook or online course notes.

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The course is very detailed on the concepts of quantum mechanics applied to to photonic condition, it introduced a lot of new physical operation, but maybe challenging if people is not familiar with abstract algebra and linear vector.

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I am really looking forward to the follow-up course to gain more expertise in this topic i learned so much from this subject nice This course give me a brief idea about single photon.

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Rating 4.5 based on 18 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 4-5 hours / week
Starts Sep 16 (in 4 weeks)
Cost $49
From École Polytechnique via Coursera
Instructors Alain Aspect, Michel Brune
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy

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