# Quantum Fluids of Light

## course held at CQT, NUS, Singapore

### February 2012

- lecture 1: Light as
a fluid? Review of Bose-Einstein condensation.

- lecture 2: Photons
in planar cavities: from
Maxwell equations to a generalized driven-dissipative 2D
Gross-Pitaevskii equation.

- lecture
3: Static properties of photon fluids under
different pumping schemes.

- lecture 4-5: Quantum
and superfluid hydrodynamics of photon fluids. Bogoliubov theory
of small perturbations. Analogies and differences with ultracold
atoms and liquid helium. Topological excitations: solitons and
vortices. Review of experiments.

- lecture 6: Brief
excursion into the world of strongly correlated photon fluids.