PHY 395K – Nonlinear Optics and Lasers

Course Details
Unique Number56350
Instructor Michael C. Downer
Meeting Days / TimeLecture: TTH, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
LocationRLM 5.116
Semesters Taught
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.


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