**PH-712** **Quantum Optics-II**

- Beam Splitters and interferometers: Experiment with single photon, Quantum Mechanics of Beam splitters, Interferometry with a single photon, Interaction free measurement, Intereferometry with coherent states of light.
- Nonclassical Light: Quadrature squeezing, Generation of quadrature squeezed light, Detection of quadrature squeezed light, Amplitude (or number) squeezed states, Photon antibunching, Schrodinger cat states, Two-mode squeezed vacuum states.
- Atomic Coherence and Interference: Coherent trapping-dark states, Electromagnetically induced transparency, Lasing without inversion, Refractive index enhancement via quantum coherence.
- Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics: Rydberg atoms, Rydberg atoms interaction with a cavity field, Experimental realization of the Jaynes-Cummings model-micromaser, Generation of number state in high-Q cavity, Creating entanglement in cavity Quantum electrodynamics.
- Quantum theory of damping: General reservoir theory, Atomic decay by thermal and squeezed reservoirs, Field damping.
- Optical Test of Quantum Mechanics: Photon sources-spontaneous parametric down conversion, The Houng-Ou-Mandal Interferometer, The quantum eraser, Induced coherence, Superluminal tunneling of photons, Optical test of local realistic theories and Bell’s theorem.

**Recommended texts/references: **

- Introductory Quantum Optics, Christopher C. Gerry and Peter L. Knight, Cambridge University Press (2005)
- Quantum Optics, Marlan O. Scully and M. Suhail Zubairy, Cambridge University Press (1997).
- Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Peter Lambropoulos and David Petrosyan, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2007)