SK3600 Quantum Electronics 8.0 credits

Kvantelektronik

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

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.

Eligibility

Optical Physics

Enrolled as PhD student

Literature

Yariv, “Optical Electronics in Modern Communications”, Oxford University Press (1997) . Additional material will be made available during the course.

Examination

Requirements for final grade

Examination through hand-in assignments (INL1) (P/F) and final examination (TEN1) (P/F)

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Gunnar G E Björk (gbjork@kth.se), Katia Gallo (gallo@kth.se)

Examiner

Katia Gallo <gallo@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2012.