Frontier Topics in Mesoscopic Quantum Mechanics




Florian Marquardt

Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg and

Max-Planck Instýtute for the Physics of Light , Germany


Eugene Sukhorukov

Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland

Date: July/29 - August/8  2010

Place: Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ITAP)




1. Decoherence

  • Introduction to noise
  • Quantum noise spectra and decay rates
  • Master equations
  • Basics of quantum hall effect, decoherence in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Decoherence in Luttinger liquids

2. Quantum measurements and quantum detectors at nanoscale

  • Quasi-one dimensional conductors
  • Discrete systems: Master equation
  • On-chip detectors, and conditional statistics
  • Quantum measurements
  • Scattering theory of coherent transport
  • Collective modes and P(E)-theory of tunneling
  • Theory of quantum noise detectors.

3. Nano and opto mechanics

  • Overview: Structures and typical questions
  • Basics of nanomechanical vibrations and nanoelectromechanical systems
  • Basics of optomechanics: Quantum-limited displacement detection, cooling and amplification
  • Optomechanical arrays



The program is designed as an advanced training of young researchers on the frontiers of Mesoscopic Quantum Mechanics. The lectures cover detailed presentation of several important topics under three subtitles including  advanced lectures, in class tutorials and applications stressing the theory-experiment relations with an aim at the understanding of the material in depth by the participants. 



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