This course gives you access to basic tools and concepts to understand research articles and books on modern quantum optics. You will learn about quantization of light, formalism to describe quantum states of light without any classical analogue, and observables allowing one to demonstrate typical quantum properties of these states. These tools will be applied to the emblematic case of a one-photon wave packet, which behaves both as a particle and a wave. Wave-particle duality is a great quantum mystery in the words of Richard Feynman. You will be able to fully appreciate real experiments demonstrating wave-particle duality for a single photon, and applications to quantum technologies based on single photon sources, which are now commercially available. The tools presented in this course will be widely used in our second quantum optics course, which will present more advanced topics such as entanglement, interaction of quantized light with matter, squeezed light, etc...

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## Quantum Optics 1 : Single Photons

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## Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

**8 hours to complete**

### Quantization of light: one mode

**8 hours to complete**

**5 hours to complete**

### One photon state in a single mode: particle-like behaviour

**5 hours to complete**

**5 hours to complete**

### One photon interference: Wave-Particle duality

**5 hours to complete**

**4 hours to complete**

### Multimode quantized radiation: quantum optics in a real lab

**4 hours to complete**

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### TOP REVIEWS FROM QUANTUM OPTICS 1 : SINGLE PHOTONS

This course give me a brief idea about single photon. Thank you for providing such a good course.

A course worth taking for those seeking an introduction to Quantum Optics.

Very clear and informative. The courses are short respectively and they are very exciting. The quizzes are a very good review to keep you concentrated.

What a wonderful course!!!!

Excellently planned and amazingly taught. I learned lots of new things.

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