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SK2400 Quantum Electronics with Electro Optics 12.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2400 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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.

Course disposition

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.

Recommended prerequisites

SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or equivalent.


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Yariv, “Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications”, Oxford University Press

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL2 - Hand- in- Tasks, 8.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Final Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Examination through hand-in assignments (INL1, 8 hp, P/F) and final examination (TEN1, 4 hp, A-F) - 12 credits, grading scale A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination



Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SK2400

Offered by

Main field of study

Engineering Physics, Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Katia Gallo,, tel. 0737 65 23 15

Supplementary information

The course maybe canceled if there are less than 5 students