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)
Lesson period: First semester
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