To develop the basic concepts of quantum physics and apply them to a variety of physical and engineering systems
- Teacher: Jackson Odote
SPL 2424 NON-LINEAR OPTICS
To equip the student with knowledge of the non-linear optical behavior in materials and the different non-linear optical processes
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
i. Explain the process of non-linear polarization in non-linear optical propagation.
ii. Demonstrate the non-linear processes as energy conserving mechanisms.
iii.Describe the phase matching methods applicable to different non-linear processes.
iv. Explain second harmonic generation, three wave mixing, optical parametric amplification (OPA) and optical parametric oscillation (OPO).
v. Explain the tuning processes in optical parametric oscillators and nonlinear susceptibilities.
Nonlinear optical susceptibility: introduction to non-linear optics, descriptions of non-linear optical processes, non-linear susceptibility of a classical anharmonic oscillator, properties of non-linear susceptibility, Kramers-Kronig relations in linear and non-linear optics; wave equation description of non-linear optical interactions: wave equation for non-linear optical media, conservation of energy and momentum, coupled wave equations for sum frequency generation, methods of phase matching, Quasi-phase-matching, Manley-Rowe relations, sum frequency generation, second harmonic generation, difference frequency generation and parametric amplification, optical parametric oscillators, tuning of parametric oscillators, non-linear optical interactions with focused Gaussian beams, non-linear optics at an interface
Lectures, tutorials, group discussions; and practicals.
White board and white board markers, LCD projector, Laptop and Internet connection, Laboratory Equipments and Components.
Continuous assessment 30%
End semester examination 70%
Core Reading Materials:
1. New G. (2014). Introduction to Nonlinear Optics, (1st Ed.). Cambridge University Press,ISBN-13: 978-1107424487
2. Powers P. (2011). Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics, (1st Ed.). CRC press,ISBN-13: 978-142009351
3. Boyd R. (2008). Nonlinear Optics, (3rd Ed.). Academic press Publication. ISBN-13: 978-0123694706
1. Journal of nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, World Scientific, ISSN: 1793-6624
2. European Journal of Physics, IOP Science, ISSN: 1361-6404
3. Journal of Applied Physics, AIP, ISSN: 0021-8979
1. Powers P.E. (2011). Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics, (1st Ed.). CRC Press, ISBN-13: 978-1420093513
2. Guang S. (2014). Nonlinear Optics and Photonics, (1st Ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978- 0198702764
3. Guenther B. (2015). Modern Optics, (2nd Ed.). Wiley Publishers,ISBN-13:978-0198738770
1. Current Applied Physics, ELSEVIER, ISSN: 1567-173
2. Journal of Optics, Springer, ISSN: 0974-690
3. Journal of Physics D, IOPScience, ISSN: 1361-6463
- Teacher: GEOFFREY RURIMO
Superposition of Waves
Interference of light
- Teacher: Johnston Kalwe