|PHYM015||Quantum Optics and Photonics||2017-18|
|Dr T. Philbin|
|Credits:||15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||33 students (approx)|
This module explores how light may be controlled and guided, and how quantum physics may be harnessed in the future to offer new and exciting opportunities in manipulating light. This module will range over basic physics and topical applications. Topics include: waveguides and optical fibre; lasers; amplifiers; nonlinear optics; polarization, optical activity and birefringence, orbital angular momentum; entangled states; cavity QED; novel light sources; photonic crystals, negative index materials.
This module aims to develop a detailed understanding of the physics that underpins photonics and a familiarity with topics at the forefront of current optics research, such as the production and manipulation of light in special states.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|20×1-hour lectures||20 hours||SLT|
|2×1-hour problems/revision classes||2 hours||SLT|
|5×6-hour self-study packages||30 hours||GIS|
|4×4-hour problem sets||16 hours||GIS|
|Reading, private study and revision||82 hours||GIS|
|0%||Guided self-study||5×6-hour packages||Fortnightly||1-8||Discussion in class|
|0%||4 × Problems sets||4 hours per set||Fortnightly||1-8||Solutions discussed in problems classes.|
|100%||Final Examination||2 hours 30 minutes||January||1-8||Mark via MyExeter, collective feedback via ELE and solutions.|
The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).
|Pre-requisite Modules||Waves and Optics (PHY1023), Quantum Mechanics I (PHY2022) and Electromagnetism II (PHY3051)|
Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Time scale for re-assessment|
|Whole module||Written examination (100%)||1-8||August/September assessment period|
Notes: See Physics Assessment Conventions.
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|Keywords||Physics; quantum optics; photonics; optics; Maxwell's equations; electodynamics; quantum mechanics.|