Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear Optics

Code: 205298
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Buljan - Lectures
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Lectures 15
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Nonlinear optical susceptibility. Model of a classical anharmonic oscillator. Kramers-Kronig relations in linear and nonlinear optics. Wave equation(s) for describing nonlinear optical systems. Coupled wave equations for describing sum-frequency generation. Phase-matching condition. Second-harmonic generation, difference frequency generation. Optical parametric amplification. Quantum mechanical theory of nonlinear optical susceptibility: density matrix formalism, two-level system. Intensity dependent index of refraction: self-focusing, solitons, modulation instability, nonlinear photonic lattices, nonlinear optics with ultrafast and strong fields.
Literature:
  1. R. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 3rd edition, Academic Press/Elsevier, Amsterdam (2008).
  2. Y.R. Shen, The Principles of Nonlinear Optics, Wiley, Hoboken NJ (2003).
1. semester
Atomska, molekulska i optička fizika - izborni predmeti - Mandatory smjer - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
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