SK3421 Nonlinear Optical Technology 12.0 credits

Ickelinjär optisk teknologi

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is that the student shall:

  • have acquired a thorough understanding of the basic theory and science of nonlinear optics
  • be able to describe and to analyze in detail the theory of salient components and basic systems employed within modern nonlinear optics
  • be able to formulate a physically reasonable and complicated problem in nonlinear optics and provide an extended solution to the same,


  • present the problem and discuss the solution in front of the whole class

Course main content

Introduction to nonlinear optics, resonant and nonresonant processes, nonlinear optical material and applications, ultrashort optical pulses, nonlinear optical fibers, Raman and Brilloin scattering, nonlinear waveguides and photorefraction and optical damage in materials.


MSc degree in physics or equivalent education.

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

Language of instruction: English only


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

Extensive lecture notes and chapters from other main sources.


Solving a large number of homework problems. Designing some (1 or 2) problems of his/her own. Provide an annotated, extended solution to these problems and present it to the class.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Professor Valdas Pasiskevicius,


Valdas Pasiskevicius <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.