22.51 Quantum Theory of Radiation Interactions
Introduces elements of applied quantum mechanics and statistical physics. Starting from the experimental foundation of quantum mechanics, develops the basic principles of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. Introduces quantum theory of radiation, time-dependent perturbation theory, transition probabilities and cross sections. Applications are to controlling coherent and decoherent dynamics with examples from quantum information processing. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has 22.11 as a prerequisite.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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