Luiz Davidovich's Program:

TOPICS IN QUANTUM OPTICS

- 1- The quantized electromagnetic field. Field operators. Fock states. Coherent states. Sub-Poissonian and squeezed states. Squeezing and the parametric oscillator.
- 2- Phase space representations. The Wigner distribution. Quantum tomography. The Husimi and the Glauber-Sudarshan distributions.
- 3- The physics of beam splitters. Reflection and transmission of two-photon states. Simultaneous measurements of two quadratures and the Husimi distribution. Quantum dense coding and teleportation of photon polarization states.
- 4- Cavity quantum electrodynamics. Interaction of two-level atoms with the quantized electromagnetic field in a cavity. Dressed states. The semiclassical limit: Bloch equations.
- 5- Quantum non-demolition measurements and entangled states. Quantum non-demolition measurements of electromagnetic fields in cavities. Production of entangled states. Controlled-not gates, GHZ states, and teleportation of atomic states.

PLENARY LECTURE

"Quantum optics, quantum theory of measurement, and the classical limit of quantum mechanics"