This course gives you access to basic tools and concepts to understand research articles and books on modern quantum optics. You will learn about quantization of light, formalism to describe quantum states of light without any classical analogue, and observables allowing one to demonstrate typical quantum properties of these states. These tools will be applied to the emblematic case of a one-photon wave packet, which behaves both as a particle and a wave. Wave-particle duality is a great quantum mystery in the words of Richard Feynman. You will be able to fully appreciate real experiments demonstrating wave-particle duality for a single photon, and applications to quantum technologies based on single photon sources, which are now commercially available. The tools presented in this course will be widely used in our second quantum optics course, which will present more advanced topics such as entanglement, interaction of quantized light with matter, squeezed light, etc...
Quantum Optics 1 : Single Photonsエコール・ポリテクニーク（École Polytechnique）
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Very good introduction to the subject, I enjoyed the dynamics of the lessons. I am looking forward for the more advanced part 2!
This course give me a brief idea about single photon. Thank you for providing such a good course.
Excellent lectures by Professor Aspect!
I highly recommend his textbook as well!
Great course! Homework problems are superb, I learnt so much from them.
Is it necessary to follow this course to enrol in the future second course on quantum optics?