SK3420 Nonlinear Optics 10.5 credits
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
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.
- 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.
Professor Valdas Pasiskevicius, firstname.lastname@example.org
Valdas Pasiskevicius <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.