A diagram for the Hanbury-Brown and Twiss experiment, which measures the probability P that two free particles are measured simultaneously at point 1 and point 2. From Assignment 4, Problem 1. (Image Courtesy of Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle.)
This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include non-classical states of light, multi-photon processes, coherence, trapping and cooling, atomic interactions, and experimental methods.