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Last given in Spring Term 1999-2000



Catalog Description (1999-2000): Applied Physics 216 develops the theoretical background needed to understand developments in optical research and photonic technology.  Possible topics to be presented include wave propagation in anisotropic media, glass fibers, planar dielectrics and random media; interaction of light with matter; quantization of the radiation field; laser physics; photon statistics and noise; nonlinear optics; optical modulation and switching; acousto-optics; parametric devices; optical solitons; photon migration.

Prerequisites:  Familiarity with basic electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics.
 



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Last updated May 9, 2000