Course title  Quantum theory II  lightmatter interaction 

Course code  UFY/KT2 
Organizational form of instruction  Lecture + Lesson 
Level of course  Master 
Year of study  not specified 
Frequency of the course  In academic years starting with an odd year (e.g. 2017/2018), in the winter semester. 
Semester  Winter 
Number of ECTS credits  6 
Language of instruction  Czech 
Status of course  Compulsory 
Form of instruction  unspecified 
Work placements  unspecified 
Recommended optional programme components  None 
Lecturer(s) 


Course content 
Content of lectures: 1. Timeindependent perturbation theory, two and multilevel system, the first and second order corrections, degenerate states, variation theory, limits of application 2. Timedependent perturbation theory, twolevel system, Rabi formula, periodic perturbation, transition probability, Fermi's golden rule, Einstein coefficients 3. Energy levels of molecules, electronic, vibrational and rotational spectra, BornOppenheimer approximation, FranckCondon factors, selection rules 4. Angular momentum in a composite systems, ClebschGordan coefficients, spinorbit interaction, singlet and multiplet states 5. Molecular symmetry and vibronic spectra, Raman scattering, anharmonic oscillator 6. Electric properties of matter, polarizability, optical activity, Stark effect, circular dichroism 7. Magnetic properties of matter, paramagnetism, fine and hyperfine structure of spectral lines, NMR, EPR 8. Localized and delocalized excitation, exciton, excitation energy transfer, Forster and Dexter transfer 9. Introduction to quantum field theory, creation and annihilation operators, quantum states of fields, number states, coherent states

Learning activities and teaching methods 
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)

Learning outcomes 
Advanced topics of quantum theory for those who have passed the introductory courses of quantum mechanics. The course focused especially on interaction of light and matter, but basic introduction to quantum field theory is also included. The course will provide necessary theoretical background, but it will also give the connection between theory and experiment.
Knowledge of general physics (basics of mechanics, thermodynamics, optics and atomic physics), basic knowledge of quantum mechanics from the course Quantum theory I. Knowledge of methods of mathematical analysis (derivation, integrals, differential equations, Fourier transformation) 
Prerequisites 
Passing the course Quantum Theory I
UFY/CV015  or  UFY/KT1 
Assessment methods and criteria 
Student performance assessment, Systematic student observation, Colloquium
Passing oral exam, activity during lectures and practicals. 
Recommended literature 

Study plans that include the course 
Faculty  Study plan (Version)  Category of Branch/Specialization  Recommended semester  

Faculty: Faculty of Science  Study plan (Version): Biophysics (1)  Category: Physics courses    Recommended year of study:, Recommended semester: Winter 