Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Physcis and Astronomy

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

I have investigated classical diffraction of optical beams with multimode approach, which is a significant improvement upon the traditional Huygens–Fresnel principle based diffraction theory. I have also investigated quantum diffraction with multimode approach, which describes the behavior of multimode quantum state. Multimode approach to classical and quantum diffraction provides a clear mathematical formalism and is verified by numerical simulations. In addition, I present the work on superconducting qubit and oscillator with time-dependent coupling coefficient, with first order correction with finite qubit energy and schemes based on and π pulses.

Date

11-15-2017

Committee Chair

Lee, Hwang

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