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APh 190c. Quantum Electronics

Instructor:

Oskar Painter, Rm. 266 Watson, x8008.

Place and Time:

TuTh 10:30-11:55AM or TuTh 2:30-3:55PM, 104 Watson.

Course Syllabus:

APh_190_b_2014_15_CS.pdf

TAs:

Bassam Helou, bhelou@caltech.edu, x.
Yu-Hung Lai , ylai@caltech.edu, x2194.
Myoung-Gyun Suh, Rm. 236 Watson, x2194.

Office Hours:

O. Painter: by appointment.
Recitation: 7-8PM, Wednesday evenings in the Sherman Fairchild Library multi-media room (3rd floor).

Homeworks and Handouts:

Week 1 (3.31 and 4.2): classical and quantum noise

arXiv_Clerk_Schoelkopf_introduction_quantum_noise_measurement_amplification_2010.pdf

HW#1

Week 2 (4.7 and 4.9): away

Week 3 (4.14 and 4.16): homodyne and heterodyne detection

IEEE_JQE_Shapiro_quantum_and_excess_noise_homodyne_heterodyne_receivers_1985.pdf

OL_Schumaker_noise_in_homodyne_detection_1984.pdf

OL_Yuen_Chan_noise_homodyne_heterodyne_detection_1983.pdf

Week 4 (4.21 and 4.23): quantum measurement

HW#2

Week 5 (4.28 and 4.30): continuous position measurement of a mechanical object

Week 6 (5.5 and 5.7): continious position measurement, cont.

HW#3

Week 7 (5.12 and 5.14): general linear response theory

HW#4

Week 8 (5.19 and 5.21): intro to linear amplifiers

Week 9 (5.26 and 5.28): linear amplifiers, cont.

Week 10 (6.2 and 6.4): QND measurements in cavity-optomechanics

HW#5

Paper I: NJP_Clerk_Back_Action_Evasion_Squeezing_Optomechanics_2008

Paper II: PRL_Ludwig_Enhanced_Quantum_Nonlinearities_Optomechanics_2012

Paper III: Nature_Murch_Observing_Quantum_Tajectories_SC_Qubit_2013

Resources: 

Max Ludwig's Thesis

RMP_Plenio_Quantum_Monte_Carlo_Methods_1998

Quantum Optics Toolbox (zip file)

Quantum Optics Toolbox User's Guide