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PHYS 445. Electro-optics

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: E-M waves in anisotropic materials; electro-optic, acousto-optic and nonlinear optical effects; semiconductor light sources and detectors.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333, PHYS 338 or ECE 391
Semester Offered: Odd Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply the principles of electro-magnetism in the context of optical systems.
2. Compute the index ellipsoid for anisotropic birefringent optical materials.
3. Calculate frequency shift and beam deviation in acousto-optical materials.
4. Discuss frequency doubling in non-linear optical materials.

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