SK3420 Nonlinear Optics 10.5 credits

Ickelinjär optik

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

Last planned examination: spring 21.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student shall:

  • be thoroughly acquainted with all the basic elements of the theory of nonlinear optics
  • be able to formulate a well-structured and physically significant problem within the main areas of nonlinear optics and provide an extended solution, and
  • present the problem and discuss the solutions in front of the whole class

Course main content

  • Nonlinear interaction between a light field and matter.
  • Perturbation calculations.
  • Strong EM-fields.
  • Quantum mechanical calculations.
  • Crystallography.
  • Block equation.
  • Application of nonlinear optics.


MSc degree in physics or equivalent education.

Specifically, it is assumed that the student has a working knowledge of vector analysis, EM-wave theory, quantum mechanics and basic solid-state physics.

Language of instruction: English only


P N Butcher and D Cotter: "The Elements of Nonlinear Optics" (1998)

Extended lecture notes and chapters from other main sources.


Requirements for final grade

Solving a large number of homework problems.

Designing some (1 or 2) problems of his/her own. Provide an annotated, extended solutions to these problems and present them to the class.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Professor Valdas Pasiskevicius,


Valdas Pasiskevicius <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.