13D061NO - Nonlinear Optics

Course specification
Course title Nonlinear Optics
Acronym 13D061NO
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
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    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition No prerequisites
      The goal To introduce students to the field of nonlinear optics and make them familiar with the most common nonlinear optical phenomena, major nonlinear optical effects, including physical principles, experimental techniques, research achievements and current or potential applications.
      The outcome Students should be able to clearly make distinction between linear and nonlinear optical phenomena, recognize major nonlinear effects, predict the conditions for their occurrence in various optical materials, distinguish useful from harmful effects and apply acquired knowledge in scientific research and construction of devices based on nonlinear optical effects.
      Contents of lectures Introduction to nonlinear optics, nonlinear susceptibility, second order nonlinear wave mixing, third order nonlinear wave mixing, intense light induced refractive index change, photorefractive effects, self-focusing, self-phase-modulation, spectral self-broadening, stimulated scattering of intense light, optical phase conjugation, nonlinear spectroscopic effects, optical bistability.
      Contents of exercises
      1. Physics of Nonlinear Optics, Kuang-Sheng Ho, Song H. Liu and Guang S. He, World Scientific Pub Co Inc; 1 edition (February 2000)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching Lectures, consultations, demonstrations, experimental and theoretical reseach.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 30 Test paper 70
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0