Test of local hidden variable theories: Bells inequality and its derivatives
ERH
Last week we started thinking about entanglement. We first looked at the
mystery of the quantum cakes to see entanglement in action. W

Now that you have (I hope) a sound understanding of what
quantum mechanics says, I should like to return to the
ques=on of what it means
-David Griths (ACerword of Intro to QM)
What is a quantum state, really?
= (r) | i
Tells us the sta=s=cal probabi

Quantum Optics Lab 180Q
Week 3 Ray Tracing, Gaussian Beams, and ABCD Matrices
The goal of this lab is to learn the techniques of ray tracing and Gaussian Optics with
ABCD matrices. We will first introduce ABCD matrices through the concepts of ray traci

Quantum Optics Lab
Week 9
This week we will use the Entanglement Demonstrator in concert with
another optical setup, called the qu2PI, to explore the interference of two photons
at a time. For this experiment t

Quantum Optics Lab
Week 8
This week we will use the Entanglement Demonstrator that you learned to
use last week to test Bells inequality in the form of the CHSH inequality. By now you
should be familiar with

Laser Lecture
ERH
LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Last week we learned about optical cavities, where resonant photons bounce back
and forth between high-reflectivity mirrors for many t

Quantum Optics Lab
Week 6
This set of laboratory experiments is designed to have you become familiar with the properties
of laser diodes and to become familiar with optical spectrum analyzers typically used in fiber
and la

Quantum Optics Lab
Week 7
In this weeks lab, you will be introduced to our quantum optics setup,
which is based on the Entanglement Demonstrator from the company qutools.
This system utilizes components you are now very familiar with - a free running
diod

Phys 180Q
Week 4 Lecture Fiber optics
Eric Hudson
In this weeks lab we will learn to handle and utilize optical fibers. The
optical fiber is qualitatively very intuitive. To get a completely quantitative
desc

An optical cavity is an arrangement of two or more mirrors and possibly some lenses.
Well work out the resonance conditions of a cavity later (n Lambda/2 = Length), but
before you worry about things like cavity nesse you need to know if the cavity will
bo

Quantum Optics Lab
Week 5
A word of caution:
More than any other lab in this class, there is a significant potential to get
lost down the rabbit hole. This is due to a few simple facts. The dimensions of your
cavity are largely up to you. And there is no

Quantum Optics Lab 180Q
Week 4 Fiber Optics
Fiber optics have many extremely important uses in everyday life (i.e. telecommunications)
as well as in the modern laboratory. The purpose of this lab is to familiariz

Phys 180Q
Week 2 Lecture Polarization and Jones Calculus
Eric Hudson
As you are aware, propagating electromagnetic radiation (e.g. light) is
typically transversely polarized relative to its direction of propagati

Quantum Optics Lab 180Q
Week 1 - Basic Skills Lab
The goal of this lab is to familiarize you with basic skills for safe use and handling of
optics and lasers, manipulating laser beams, and taking simple measure

Quantum Optics Lab 180Q
Week 2 Polarization
There are many important technologies that rely on manipulation of the polarization of
light telecommunications, monitors, cd/dvd players, etc. Further, understanding and
m

Classical Optics: Gaussian beams, cavities, lasers, acousto-optical modulators, ABCD
and Jones matrices.
Ray tracing with ABCD matrices (astigmatism, chroma, etc.)
(Based on Chp 2 of Verdeyen)
Were all familiar with classical ray tracing for an imaging sy