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Course number and title: EE273 Nonlinear Optics
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: Jia-Ming Liu (
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A Physical and Wave Electronics Area course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week
Course Assessment:
Homework: Several assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
Grading Policy: Typically 40% midterm and 60% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE172 and EE270
Catalog Description: Nonlinear optical susceptibilities. Coupled-wave formulation. Crystal optics, electro-optics, and magnetooptics. Sum- and difference-frequency generation. Harmonic and parametric generation. Stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering. Four-wave mixing and phase conjugation. Field-induced index changes and self-phase modulation.  
Textbook and any related course material:
J. M. Liu, Photonic Devices, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Course Website
Topics covered in the course:
General background, e.g., optical fields and Maxwell equations, harmonic fields, polarization of light, reflection and refraction, material dispersion, photon nature of light.
Electro-optics effects and Pockels effect.
Magneto-optics effects and Faraday effect.
Acousto-optics, elastic waves, photoelastic waves.
Nonlinear optics fundamentals, suceptibilities, and interactions.
Coupled wave analysis, phase matching.
Nonlinear optical devices: frequency converters, optical modulators and switches, bistable optical devices, Raman and Brillouin devices.
Guided-wave nonlinear optical devices.
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? NO

:: Last modified: September 2007 by J. M. Liu ::

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