Quantum optics laboratory

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
62
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to propose quantum optics experiments that highlight the fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the laboratory course the student will have a detailed knowledge of more optical techniques, in detail:
1) measurements with single photon detectors
2) measurement of coincidence counts with classical and quantum radiation
3) generation of single photons via parametric down-conversion
4) single photon interference
5) generation of entangled states of two photons
6) violation of Bell's inequality
7) generation of squeezed states (with fluctuation of the electric field below that of vacuum)
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
FIS/03 - PHYSICS OF MATTER - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 14 hours
Professor: Cialdi Simone
Professor(s)