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PHY2208H S specializedNonlinear Optics

Course Title PHY2208H S specialized
Session winter
Year of Study 1st year
Time and Location Time: WF 1
Room: MP 408
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Robin  Marjoribanks


Official Description

This course offers an introduction to the concepts underlying nonlinear optical phenomena. Topics include: overview of basic formalism and classification  of nonlinear optical processes; non-phase matched processes (e.g. rectification, Kerr effect, soliton  generation, Pockels  effect, two-photon absorption,  degenerate 4-wave mixing, phase conjugation); phase-matched processes (e.g. parametric up and down conversion; THz generation, 2nd  and 3rd harmonic generation); slow nonlinear optics (e.g. photorefraction, optical Drude effects, and other fluence dependent phenomena); spontaneous and stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering; microscopic (quantum) origins of nonlinear susceptibilities.

Recommended preparation: PHY 1485 - "Modern Optics"
Textbook Nonlinear Optics, 3rd ed., by Robert W. Boyd