Main book
[T] Luca Salasnich,
Quantum Physics of Light and Matter (Springer, 2017).
Other books
[AT1] F. Mandl and G. Shaw, Quantum Field Theory (Wiley, New York, 1984).
[AT2] B.H. Bransden and C.J. Joachain,
Physics of Atoms and Molecules, 2nd edition (Prentice Hall,
Upper Saddle River, 2003).
Books for further reading
[A1] M.O. Scully and M.S. Zubairy, Quantum Optics
(Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1997).
[A2] R.W. Robinett, Quantum Mechanics: Classical Results,
Modern Systems, and Visualized Examples (Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 2006).
[A3] K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics (Wiley, New York, 1987).
[A4] J.D. Bjorken and S.D. Drell, Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
(McGrawHill, New York, 1964).
[A5] E. Lipparini, Modern ManyParticle Physics: Atomic Gases,
Quantum Dots and Quantum Fluids (World Scientific, Singapore, 2003).
[A6] A. Altland and B. Simons, Condensed Matter Field Theory
(Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2006).
[A7] M. Le Bellac, A Short Introduction to Quantum Information
and Quantum Computation (Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2006).
[A8] L. Maccone, L. Salasnich, Meccanica Quantistica,
Caos e Sistemi Complessi (Carocci, Roma, 2008).
Slides
Lesson 1 Second Quantization of Light
unit 1.1
Electromagnetic waves
unit 1.2
Quantization of the electromagnetic field
Lesson 2 Quantum Properties of Light
unit 2.1
Fock states vs Coherent states
unit 2.2
Gas of photons and Planck law
unit 2.3
Casimir effect
Lesson 3 MatterRadiation Interaction
unit 3.1
Minimal coupling and dipole approximation
unit 3.2
Fermi golden rule and spontaneous emission
unit 3.3
Absorption and stimulated emission
Lesson 4 Electromagnetic Transitions
unit 4.1
Selection rules and Einstein equations
unit 4.2
Line width of electromagnetic transitions
Lesson 5 Relativistic Wave Equations
unit 5.1
KleinGordon and Dirac equations
unit 5.2
Pauli equation and the spin
unit 5.3
Energy spectrum of the relativistic hydrogen atom
Lesson 6 Quantum ManyBody Systems
unit 6.1
Identical particles, bosons and fermions
unit 6.2
Uniform Fermi gas of noninteracting electrons
unit 6.3
HartreeFock method for interacting bosons and fermions
Lesson 7 Superfluids
unit 7.1
GrossPitaevskii equation
unit 7.2
Equations of superfluid hydrodynamics
Lesson 8 Density Functional Theory
unit 8.1
ThomasFermi density functional
unit 8.2
HoembergKohn theorem and KohnSham density functional
Lesson 9 Second Quantization of Matter
unit 9.1
Schrodinger field for bosons and fermions
unit 9.2
Statistical physics of noninteracting bosons and fermions
unit 9.3
Hamiltonian in second quantization with interaction
Lesson 10 Bosons in a DoubleWell Potential
unit 10.1
Twosite BoseHubbard Hamiltonian
unit 10.2
Josephson equations
