Quantum mechanics directed towards quantization of the electromagnetic field. Electromagnetic field, coherent states. Gaussian beams, optical resonators and rate equations. Types of lasers. Electro-optic and acousto-optic modulation of light. Nonlinear optical formalism and parametric processes. Optical waveguides. Coupled Mode Theory.
Intended learning outcomes *
After the course, the student should understand and have knowledge in quantum optics, lasers, electro-optics and nonlinear optics so to be able to solve, with the necessary literature, practical or theoretical problems within the given fields.
Lectures, accompanied by quizzes in Scalable Learning. Home Assignments distributed during the course. Final written Exam
Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
For external students the following are required: 120 credits within natural sciences and engineering or corresponding knowledge and documented proficiency in English B or corresponding knowledge.
Recommended previous knowledge: SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or equivalent.
SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or equivalent.
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Yariv, “Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications”, Oxford University Press