SK3600 Quantum Electronics 8.0 credits
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
After the course, the student should understand and have knowledge in quantum optics, lasers, optical modulators, detectors and waveguides, nonlinear and ultrafast optics so to be able to solve, with the necessary literature, practical and theoretical problems within the given fields.
Course main content
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. Q-switching and mode-locking. Optical waveguides and detectors.
Enrolled as PhD student
Yariv, “Optical Electronics in Modern Communications”, Oxford University Press (1997) . Additional material will be made available during the course.
Requirements for final grade
Examination through hand-in assignments (INL1) (P/F) and final examination (TEN1) (P/F)
Gunnar G E Björk (firstname.lastname@example.org), Katia Gallo (email@example.com)
Katia Gallo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The course is run in conjunction with the course SK2400 at MSc level, which may be canceled in case of low subscription rates (less than 5 students)
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2012.