Atom Optics

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Spring
Course Number: 
OPTI 549
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
Introduction to the experiments and theoretical concepts of atom optics and matter-wave optics. In atom and matter-wave optics, the wave-like properties of matter are utilized for the manipulation and control of matter (often by laser light) and are centrally important for an understanding of physics at the atomic level and for modern quantum optics applications. This course will introduce some new concepts, but will primarily cover foundational and groundbreaking atom optics ideas and experimental results.
OPTI 511R or OPTI 570A; previous or concurrent enrollment in OPTI 546 or OPTI 505 recommended
Brian P. Anderson
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.