Energy diagram for a coupled two-level system (2LS) with a time-independent Hamiltonian, adapted from Lecture 1
. (Image by Andrei Tokmakoff.)
5.74 explores time-dependent quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Topics covered include: perturbation theory, two-level systems, light-matter interactions, relaxation in quantum systems, correlation functions and linear response theory, and nonlinear spectroscopy.
The instructor would like to acknowledge Anne Hudson for assisting in preparation of the 5.74 notes.