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Information for Winter 2020

PH 683 AMO Physics: Nonlinear Optics and Ultrafast Optical Science

Instructor: Prof. Yun-Shik Lee, leeys@physics.oregonstate.edu

Lectures: MW 2-3:50 pm, Weniger 304

Office: Weniger 415, available Tu 1-3pm, F noon-1pm or by appointment

 

Textbook: There is No required text book for the course. Instead, reading materials will be handed out in the class.

  Following is the list of useful references.

 1. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics 3rd ed. (Academic Press, 2008)

2. Siegman, Lasers, (University Science Books, 1986)

 3. Bransden & Joachain, Physics of Atoms and Molecules, (Prentice Hall, 2003)

 4. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1989)

 5. Rulliere, Femtosecond Laser Pulses, (Springer, 2005)


Evaluation of Student Performance

Students' achievements will be evaluated based on three required activities:

1. Class Participation (20%)

2. Homework (40%)

3. Research paper and presentation (40%)


 

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week

Topic

Pop Quiz

1-2

Ch 1. Introduction to nonlinear optics and ultrafast optical science

Ch 2. Second order nonlinear optical phenomena

PQ#1

PQ#2

PQ#3

PQ#4

2-3

Ch 3. Third order nonlinear optical phenomena

Ch 4. Optical pulse propagation in media

PQ#5

PQ#6

PQ#7

PQ#8

PQ#9

PQ#10

4-5

Ch 5. Q-switching and mode-locking

Ch 6. Ultrafast optical pulse measurements

PQ#11

PQ#12

PQ#13

PQ#14

5

Ch 7. Nonlinear optics of two-level systems

PQ#15

PQ#16

 

Homework

Homework problems will be assigned occasionally. Each student must write an independent presentation of the solution. To receive credit, work must be submitted before due date.

 

Due

Homework #1

Homework #2

Homework #3

Homework #4

 Research Project

A paper on a topic of your choosing is required. Several research topics will be recommended in the first week of the class. A topic should be chosen or proposed in writing by the end of the second week. The paper should be handed in and presented as a 15-minute talk at the last week of the term.


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If you have comments or suggestions, email Prof. Lee at leeys@physics.oregonstate.edu

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