Quantum optics


The field of physics combining quantum field theory and physical optics.

Alternative labels

science of quantum optics
physics of light
physics of quantum optics
phenomena involving light
effects of light as quantized photons
field of quantum optics

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Quantum optics is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Cosmologist: Cosmologists focus on the study of the universe as a whole, which is made up by its origin, evolution and ultimate fate. They use tools and scientific instruments to observe and study other galaxies and astronomical objects such as stars, black holes, planets and other celestial bodies.

Optional knowledge

Quantum optics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Photonics engineer: Photonics engineers are concerned with the generation, transmission, transformation, and detection of light. They conduct research, design, assemble, test and deploy photonic components or systems in multiple application fields, from optical communications to medical instrumentation, material processing or sensing technology.
Optical engineer: Optical engineers design and develop different industrial applications with optics. They have knowledge of light, light transmission principles, and optics in order to design engineering specs of equipment such as microscopes, lenses, telescopes, and other optical devices.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022