FYS-5517 Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics, 5 cr
This course should not be taken by those who have earlier taken FYS-5506 Fundamentals of nonlinear optics
Suitable for postgraduate studies.
Robert Fickler, Goery Genty
|Homeworks + Exam|
After taking this course, the student is able to analyze second- and third-order nonlinear optical responses of materials using the susceptibility formalism. The student is able to formulate the wave equations that describe the basic nonlinear interactions and to solve them in simple cases while taking into account the influence of phase matching. The student is able to apply these methods to phenomena based on frequency conversion, nonlinear index of refraction and four-wave mixing.
|Content||Core content||Complementary knowledge||Specialist knowledge|
|1.||Nonlinear susceptibility||Nonlinear polarization||Lorentz model|
|2.||Wave equation||Derivation of the wave equation|
|4.||Four-wave mixing and third-harmonic generation||Phase conjugation|
Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes
Homework (40%) and final examination (60%). Full homework points alone will give a passing grade (1). About half of the homework points and excellent performance in the exam will give the highest grade (5).
Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)
Additional information about prerequisites
Basic optics, for example FYS-1400 Optiikka or FYS-1406 Optics
Correspondence of content
|FYS-5517 Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics, 5 cr||FYS-5516 Nonlinear Optics I, 4 cr|