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Spring 2021 Applied Physics E4114 section 001
Quantum and Nonlinear Photonics
Quantum & Nonlinear Photo

Call Number 19206
Day & Time
W 1:10pm-3:40pm
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alexander Gaeta
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description Quantum and Nonlinear Photonics is an advanced senior-level/MS/PhD course that describes the interaction of laser light with matter in both the classical and quantum domains. The first half of the course introduces the microscopic origin of optical nonlinearities through formal derivation of the nonlinear susceptibilities, with emphasis on second- and third-order optical processes. These susceptibilities are incorporated into Maxwell's wave equation, and nonlinear optical processes such as second-harmonic, difference-frequency generation, four-wave mixing and self-phase modulation are described. Various applications of these processes are discussed including frequency conversion, and optical parametric amplifiers and oscillators. The second half of the course describes two-level atomic systems and quantization of the electromagnetic field. Descriptions of coherent, Fock, and squeezed states of light are discussed and techniques to generate such states are outlined.
Web Site Vergil
Department Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics
Enrollment 10 students (25 max) as of 8:02AM Sunday, February 28, 2021
Subject Applied Physics
Number E4114
Section 001
Division School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Morningside
Section key 20211APPH4114E001

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