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Fundamentals of Photonics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Syllabus:    

Optics

 Ray optics, Beam optics, Fourier optics, Electromagnetic optics, Polarization optics, Guided wave optics, Fiber optics

Quantum mechanics

 Historical introduction, Particle nature of radiation, Wave nature of matter, Wave packets and uncertainty principle, The Schrodinger equation, Particle in a potential well, Scattering of particles by barriers, The linear harmonic oscillator, Hydrogen atom, Many electron atoms

 Lasers

 Resonator optics, Photon optics, Photons and atoms, Laser amplifiers, Theory of laser oscillations,Common lasers

 


 

References

   

  1. B.E.A. Saleh, Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, and M.C. Wiley, 1991
  2. E. Hetch, Optics, Addisson Wesley 2000
  3. H-S Lee, Introduction to Color Imaging Science,. Cambridge 2005.
  4. A. Yariv. Quantum Electronics, 3rd Ed. Wiley, 1989.
  5. Yariv and P. Yeh. Optical Electronics in Modern Communications (5th or 6th ed), Oxford.
  6. Meystre and Sargent. Elements of Quantum Optics, Springer, 1998.

 

 

Prerequisites: 

Electronics

Grading Policy: 

TBA

Time: 

TBA

Term: 
Fall 2012
Grade: 
Graduate