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2021 Spring, Optical Quantum Electronics

Course will be held online at ZOOM meeting room:

Password, if asked: quantum.

Replay of the course video will be available the second morning after the course on Youtube video playlist:

Grading policy: 

Homework (60%), mid-term (30%), final (30%).

Option: students can request to waive certain homework or all homework, and the homework score will be substitute by the exam scores. For example, if you option out all our homework, then your final grade will be mid-term (50%), final (50%). 

Prerequisites: ECE 3209-Electromagnetic field


Textbook (recommend)

Quantum Electronics, by Amnon Yariv; A newer version is named as: Photonics: optical electronics in modern communications.

Nonlinear optics, by Robert W. Boyd

Nonlinear fiber optics, by Govind P. Agrawal.

Quantum Optics, by Marlan O. Scully

Course description:

Quantum electronics, the study of light and matter interaction, has become the cornerstone in many areas of optical science and technology. The course will start with reviewing the principle of lasers followed by introducing the generalized nonlinear wave equations. This course will cover typical nonlinear effects and their applications in telecommunication, ultrafast laser, quantum computing/information and chemical/bio spectroscopy. 

Course Objectives:

• Provide a thorough foundation of nonlinear optics origin and the approaches to solve nonlinear Maxwell equations, including both second order and third order nonlinear effect. 

• Provide students with an understanding of nonlinear optics effect and phase matching in optical fibers, chip-based waveguide semiconductor device and microresonators. 

• Provide detailed discuss of several significant nonlinear devices including frequency doubler, parametric oscillator, electro-optics modulator and mode-locked femtosecond lasers.

• Provide an introduction to on-going nonlinear research, including quantum information/computing, nonlinear spectroscopy, optical frequency comb and etc.

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