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260061 VO Introduction to Photonics (2012W)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

First meeting: 03-10-2012 at 10:00 a.m. at 'Schulversuchspraktikum', 1st floor
Introduction: 03-10; First course: 10-10-2012
Location and date/time might be subject of change on request.


max. 25 participants
Language: English

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an introductory course to the field of photonics.
List of topics: 1) Light as an electromagnetic wave (Maxwell's equations)
2) plane waves in matter (crystal optics)
3) interference of optical fields, coherence
4) nonlinear optics (up/down-conversion, electrooptics, photorefraction)
5) photonic crystals
6) optical transitions, emission, optical amplification
7) optical oscillator.
Basic knowledge in solid state physics required. Closely along the lines of Photonik (in German) by G.A. Reider (s. literature) and Saleh/Teich (Fundamentals of photonics)

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the course.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course; Lectures and experiments

Reading list

G.A. Reider, Photonik - Eine Einführung in die Grundlagen (Springer-Verlag, Wien, 1997); Siehe auch http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Martin.Fally/teach/teaching.html

Association in the course directory

MF 2, MF 4, MaG 9, MaG 13, PD250, PD310, LA-Ph212(3)

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