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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.

Term project presentations

Optical physics/photonics interactive tutorials

Optical physics/photonics web resources

Optical physics/photonics bibliography

This page was prepared and is maintained by R. Victor Jones
Comments to: jones@deas.harvard.edu.

Last updated May 9, 2000