WS 2023 SS 2023
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Department of Physics
open chemistry
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 17.10  2nd HS: 12.12 20.02  begin SS: 16.04

4020225071 Fundamentals of Optical Sciences  VVZ 

Wed 9-11
weekly NEW 15 2'102 (24) Kurt Busch, Arno Rauschenbeutel
Thu 9-11
weekly NEW 15 2'102 (24)
Fri 11-13
weekly NEW 15 2'102 (24)
Mon 15-17
weekly NEW 15 3'101 (24) Francesco Intravaia


classroom language
The students are able to systematize the fundamentals and the theoretical concepts of
optics and can apply them towards
the solution of corresponding problems.
structure / topics / contents
- Fundamentals of Modern Optics (Electrodynamics
& Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Atom
and Solid-State Physics)
- Wave Optics and Light Propagation
(Resonators, Photonic Crystals and
- Light-Matter Interaction (semi-classical
- Optical Amplification and Laser
- Types of Lasers and other Coherent
Radiation Sources
- Applications (Frequency Conversion, Laser
Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Processes)
- Nano-Optics und Plasmonics
- Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field
(Fock, Thermal, and Coherent States,
Properties of Coherence)
- Quantum-Mechanical Light-Matter Interaction
(Jaynes-Cummings Model)

assigned modules
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
8 SWS, 12 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Written exam (120 minutes) or oral exam
(30 minutes).
Depending on the situation with the pandemic the class will be held either in person or online. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible. Please refer to the web link provided here.
Raum 3'208,, 030-2093-82452; Prof. A. Rauschenbeutel, NEW 15, Raum 3'515,, 030-2093-82152.
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