PHYS 115. Modern and Quantum Optics

A modern treatment of matrix optics, interference, polarization, diffraction, Fourier optics, coherence, Gaussian beams, resonant cavities, optical instruments. The quantization of the electromagnectic field, single mode coherent and quadrature squeezed states. The interaction of light with atoms using second quantization and dressed states. Spontaneous emission.
Prerequisite: PHYS 107  
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Spring 2025 Staff.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
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