|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||FIS/03|
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
This course will present an overview of quantum properties in electronic and photonic systems and nanodevices.
The principal task of the present course is to provide a clear background and a panorama on mesoscopic systems and quantum nanodevices.
The principal task of the present course is to provide a clear and firm background and panorama on electronic and photonic quantum systems. The students will learn characteristic quantum phenomena also in the out of equilibrium regime. To reach these tasks there will be also a part devoted to the theory of linear response and an introduction to the quantum optics field. Particular attention wil be put on the interplay between theoretical and experimental aspects.
The course is at the blackboard with also the possibility to see slides especially connected to the possible experiments.
The first part of the course describes general aspects of the out of equilibrium phenomena in quantum systems with the explanation of the linear response theory. In the second part several examples are presented which are directly connected with electronic and photonic quantum systems. An introduction to quantum optics will be presented and a focus on transport properties of nanodevices will be given. Below the detailed program.
1) H. Bruus, K. Flensberg, "Many-body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics" Oxford University Press (2004).
2) G.F. Giuliani, G. Vignale. "Quantum theory of the electron liquid". Cambridge Univ. Press (2005). *
3) Y.V. Nazarov, Y.M. Blanter. "Quantum Transport. Introduction to Nanoscience". Cambridge Univ. Press (2009).
4) T. Ihn. "Semiconductor Nanostructures" Oxford University Press (2010).
5) Mark Fox “Quantum Optics. An introduction”.
6) Rodney Loudon “The Quantum Theory of Light”.
7) S. Haroche, J.-M. Raimond “Exploring the quantum. Atoms, Cavities, and Photons.”
Recommended books for the different parts of the course
Office hours: By appointment (email) or after classes.
MAURA SASSETTI (President)
FABIO CAVALIERE (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists in an oral part.
The oral exam is done by the teacher responsible of the course and another expert in the field, usually a teacher of the staff. The duration of the oral exam is about 40 minutes.