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VE538 – Optical Waves in Crystals


Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: Ve434 Principles of Photonics

Degree Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Terms Offered: Summer


Propagation of laser beams: Gaussian wave optics and the ABCD law. Manipulation of light by electrical, acoustical waves; crystal properties and the dielectric tensor; electro-optic, acousto-optic effects and devices. Introduction to nonlinear optics; harmonic generation, optical rectification, four-wave mixing, self-focusing, and self-phase modulation.

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