13D061NO - Nonlinear Optics

Course specification
Course title Nonlinear Optics
Acronym 13D061NO
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition No
      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, nonlinear wave-equation, intense light induced refractive index change, self-focusing, self-phase-modulation, optical phase conjugation, optical bistability, second and third order nonlinear wave mixing, stimulated scattering processes, photorefractive effects, nonlinear spectroscopic effects, solitons.
      Contents of exercises
      1. Nonlinear Optics, 2nd Ed., R. W. Boyd, Academic Press, 2003. ISBN 0-12-121682-9. (Original title)
      2. Nonlinear Optics, Basic Concepts, D.L.Mills, Springer-Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-540-54192-6. (Original title)
      3. The Principles of Nonlinear Optics, Y.R. Shen, Wiley-Interscience, 2002. ISBN 978-0-4714-3080-3. (Original title)
      4. Physics of Nonlinear Optics, G. S. He, S.H.Liu, World Scientific Pub Co Inc; 1999. ISBN 978-981-02-3319-8. (Original title)
      5. Handbook of Nonlinear Optics, 2nd Ed., R.L.Sutherland, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 2003. ISBN 0-8247-4243-5. (Original title)
      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 50
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 20
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0