University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Ve 538: Optical Waves in Crystals

General information

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.

Potential instructors: Tian Yang, Wenjie Wan, Jigang Wu.

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.