PHY 395K – Nonlinear Optics and Lasers

Course Details
Unique Number55720
Instructor Michael C. Downer
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: TTH, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
LocationRLM 5.116
Semesters Taught
Department
Requirements
Course Description

Gaussian beam optics, interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter, semiclassical laser theory, experimental laser systems, nonlinear optical susceptibilities, harmonic generation, wave mixing, electro-optic and acousto-optic effects, coherent transient effects, optical breakdown, laser-plasma interactions.

Prerequisites

Graduate standing, and either Physics 387K and 389K or consent of instructor.