Ve 538: Optical Waves in Crystals
Degree program: Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Credit hours: 3 credits.
Required/Elective course: Required.
Pre-requisites: Ve 434 Principles of Photonics.
Terms offered: Summer
Cognizant faculty: Tian Yang.
Textbook/Required material: Yariv A. and Yeh P.: Optical Waves in Crystals: Propagation and Control of Laser Radiation.
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.