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TFYS7009 Quantum Optics 8 op
Organised by
Theoretical Physics
Person in charge
Jyrki Piilo
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

To learn the quantum nature of light and the basics of photon statistics, interaction of light with matter, and to become acquainted with the thoeretical and experimental methods of the field.


Photon states and their description. Coherent states. Interaction between photons and atoms. Photon correlations, their modelling and measurement. Non-classical states of light such as squeezed light. Experiments with interferometers and beamsplitters. Open quantum systems, dissipation and decoherence. Optical tests of quantum mechanics and experiments with microwave cavities. Basics of quantum cryptography.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h
Exercises 16 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Study materials

 C.C. Gerry and P.L. Knight: Introductory Quantum Optics (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005).

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
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