Lecture: Experimental Techniques in Quantum Optics

WS 22/23

Lecturer: Prof. Monika Aidelsburger

This is a course within the Master's Program Quantum Science & Technology.
It is open to all Physics Master students from TU and LMU, as well as IMPRS-QST students. Interested Bachelor students are also welcome to join the course.

2h Lecture + Tutorials, 6 ECTS points (LMU system)

Teaching assistants

    Etienne Staub
    Johannes Obermeyer


Ever improving measurements and control in the field of quantum optics have enabled today’s most precise measurements of time as well as atomic gases at the coldest temperatures ever recorded. This module introduces key experimental techniques used in such experiments, focusing on practical applications in the laboratory. Subjects will include random processes and noise, control theory and feedback loops, electronics, photon detection, and optical elements. We will also touch on several practical applications of the techniques and methods introduced in the lecture, focusing on the stabilization of laser light.

To access the material & participate in the course, please visit our moodle website

Time & Place

    Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 c.t. in H030, Schellingstr. 4


Basic knowledge in atomic physics and quantum mechanics.


  •     P. C. D. Hobbs, Building Electro-Optical Systems: Making it all Work (Wiley)
  •     P. Horowitz and W. Hill, The Art of Electronics (Cambridge University Press)
  •     B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley)


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