
Physics 404 and 69003
Spring 2011

Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics

Course Materials:

Week 0:
1/1921
Intro to Atomic Physics
Physics 404
and Physics 69003 syllabus
Monday (1/18) overheads 
Introductory lecture

Week 1:
1/2428 SemiClassical
Model of AtomLight Interactions
Problem Set #1 due
Friday, Feb. 4
Wednesday
(1/26) overheads  First order coherence

Week 2:
1/312/4 Classical
Coherence Theory of Light
Wednesday
(2/2) overheads  2nd Order Coherence

Week 3:
2/711 2Level
Atoms
Problem Set #2 due
Friday, Feb. 18
Monday (2/7)
overheads  2nd order coherence applications
Friday (2/11)
overheads  Animation of 5level Rabiflopping

Week 4:
2/1418 Dressed
Atom Theory
Wednesday (2/16)
overheads  Mollow triplets and optical dipole laser traps

Week 5:
2/2125
Spontaneous Emission
Problem Set #3 due
Friday, Mar. 4
Monday (2/21) overheads
 Atomic clocks

Week 6:
2/283/4 Density
Matrix, Resonance Fluorescence, Quantum Trajectories
Problem Set #4 due Friday,
March 18
Classical Monte
Carlo worksheet
Friday
(3/4) overheads  Quantum Monte Carlo (quantum trajectories)

Week 7:
3/1418
MultiLevel Atoms and Selection Rules
Monday
(3/14) overheads  Review of Atomic Structure
Wednesday
(3/16) overheads  Hyperfine Structure and Zeeman Shifts
Friday
(3/18) overheads  Midterm review

Week 8:
3/2125
Laser Cooling and Trapping I
Midterm on Monday, March 21.
Wednesday (3/23)
overheads  E1 transition selection rules
Friday (3/25)
overheads  Doppler cooling
Problem Set #5 due
Monday, Apr. 4

Week 9:
3/284/1
Laser Cooling and Trapping II
Wednesday (3/30)
overheads  Sisyphus cooling

Week 10:
4/48
3Level Atoms
Monday (4/4)
overheads  Evaporative cooling

Week 11:
4/114/15
Photons I: Quantized light, Fock States, and Coherent States
Problem set due
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Week 12:
4/184/22 Photons
II: 2level Atom in a Quantized EMfield ... and the Casimir Force
Problem set due Friday,
April 29, 2011

Week 13:
4/254/29
Second Quantization and BoseEinstein Condensation
Student presentation: Monday, April 25, 2011.
Paper due date: Friday, April 29, 2011.
Friday, April 29
overheads  BoseEinstein Condensation

