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  • Contact Info

Leibrandt, David

Assoc Professor Adjoint



courses taught

  • PHYS 3330 - Electronics for the Physical Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces laboratory electronics for physical science students. Includes basic electronic instruments, dc bridge circuits, operational amplifiers, bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, photodiodes, noise in electronic circuits, digital logic and microcontrollers. Students gain hands-on experience in designing, building and debugging circuits. Two lectures and one three hour laboratory per week. Concludes with a three-week project in which students design and build an experiment of their choice and present a seminar on the results.
  • PHYS 7550 - Atomic and Molecular Spectra
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Covers theory of atomic structure and spectra, including coupling of angular momenta, tensor operators, energy levels, fine and hyperfine structure, transition probabilities, Zeeman and Stark effects. Molecular spectra: electronic, vibrational, and rotational states. Rotation matrices, symmetric top.
  • PHYS 7560 - Quantum Optics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Covers quantum optical and atomic systems including topics such as: coherent and squeezed states, theory of optical coherence, atom-radiation interaction, optical Bloch equations, open quantum systems, dynamics on the Bloch sphere, resonance fluorescence, beam-splitters and interferometry, entanglement and quantum information. Recommended prerequisites: PHYS 3220 and PHYS 4410.