Course Code TAC448
Semester 8
Category Basic
Points 3
ECTS Units 6
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Recommended Reading

1. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Mechanics (Lecture notes, University of Patras, 2016)—in Greek.
2. I Karafyllidis, « Quantum Computers.», in Greek
3. P. L. Taylor and O. Heinonen, A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
4. D. Walls and G. Milburn, Quantum Optics (Springer, 2008).

Course Description

1.Quantization of the electromagnetic field, coherent and squeezed states.
2. Photodetection theory.
3. Interaction of the EM field with atoms, Rabi oscillations, the Wigner-Weisskof atom, the optical master equation.
4.  Many-fermion systems, the canonical anticommutation relations, fermionic Fock space, non-relativistic fields.
5. Theory and applications of quantum information.
6. Superfluidity, superconductivity.