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- Introduction to fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, quantum superposition, quantum en-tanglement, EPR paradox. Quantization of electromagnetic field, concept of photon, vacuum field, zero point energy, Casimir effect, coherent states of light, squeezed states, phase space representation of quantum states of light, classical analogy of a coherent state.
- Beam splitter quantum mechanics, first and second order interference, Mandel-Ou effect, Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) effect, HBT effect for classical and quantum light, photIntroduction to fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, quantum superposition, quantum en-tanglement, EPR paradox. Quantization of electromagnetic field, concept of photon, vacuum field, zero point energy, Casimir effect, coherent states of light, squeezed states, phase space representation of quantum states of light, classical analogy of a coherent state. Beam splitter quantum mechanics, first and second order interference, Mandel-Ou effect, Hanbury-Brown-Twiss (HBT) effect, HBT effect for classical and quantum light, photon bunching and anti-bunching, higher order coherence. Single photon interference experiments, type-I and type -II down conversion, generation of entangledphotons, polarization entangled photons, experiments based on entangled photons, quantum erasure, wheeler s delayed choice thought experiment, delayed choice quantum erasure. Atom-light interaction, semi-classical model, population oscillations, quantum model of atom-photoninteraction, collapse and revival of population, dressed state picture of atom-light interaction, atom-photon entanglement. Introduction to laser cooling, optical molasses, magneto optical trap, sisyphus cooling, trapping ofneutral atoms, evaporative cooling, Bose Einstein condensation. on bunching and anti-bunching, higher order coherence.
- Single photon interference experiments, type-I and type -II down conversion, generation of entangledphotons, polarization entangled photons, experiments based on entangled photons, quantum erasure,
- wheeler s delayed choice thought experiment, delayed choice quantum erasure.
- Atom-light interaction, semi-classical model, population oscillations, quantum model of atom-photoninteraction, collapse and revival of population, dressed state picture of atom-light interaction, atom-photon entanglement.
- Introduction to laser cooling, optical molasses, magneto optical trap, sisyphus cooling, trapping ofneutral atoms, evaporative cooling, Bose Einstein condensation.

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