Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai

Classical optics described in the language of quantum mechanics

Speaker : Prof. Thomas Konrad, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

2015-02-06

Abstract :

Optics and quantum mechanics are closely related branches of physics. Therefore, problems from one of these fields might be solved using methods from the other. We review an attempt to formulate optics in terms of postulates comparable to the postulates of quantum mechanics which reveals similarities but also differences between both when it comes to measurements. Moreover, we discuss a simple application of operator algebra methods to optics and look at the characterization of vector beams in terms of entanglement

Key Speaker Prof. Thomas Konrad, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.
Guests None
Place Conference Room
Start Time 2:30 PM
Finish Time 3:30 PM
External Link None