ECE 61500 - Nonlinear OpticsCredits: 3
Areas of Specialization(s):Fields and Optics
Normally Offered: Fall - even years
An in-depth study of nonlinear optics. After a review of linear effects, several nonlinear optical processes an applications are discussed. These include electro-optic switches and modulators, harmonic light generators, sum and difference frequency mixing, parametric amplifiers and oscillators, and phase conjugate mirrors. Discussions of nonlinear spectroscopy include topics such as two-photon absorption, saturation spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and double-optical resonance measurements. Photon-echoes and other transient effects, and surface effects are also discussed.
- Nonlinear Optics, 3rd Edition, Boyd, R. W., Academic Press, 2008, ISBN No. 9780123694706.
Recommended Text(s): None.
|9-12||Electro-optic Effect, Modulators|
|13-14||Second harmonic generation|
|15-18||Sum and Difference Frequencies Phase Matching (General, Crystals, Gases)|
|19-20||Parametric Amplifiers and Oscillators|
|24-29||High Resolution Spectroscopy|
|29-32||Four Wave Mixing|
|33-34||Nonlinear Refractive Index effects|