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260061 VO Optical materials: linear and nonlinear properties (2013S)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Vorbesprechung: MI 13.03.2013, 10:00 Uhr, Schulversuchspraktikum, Zi. 3144, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1.Stk., 1090 Wien.

Termine: Mittwoch 10:00 Uhr (Termin verlegbar), Schulversuchspraktikum, Zi. 3144, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1.Stk., 1090 Wien. Bei Bedarf in englischer Sprache (in English on demand).


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

1. Definition, classification, availability, demands 2. Isotropic Materials: linear optics, effects and devices (dielectric and metallic mirrors, multilayer systems, interferometers, coherence) 3. Anisotropic crystalline materials: concepts of linear (birefringence, Jones-calculus, Stokes-Müller calculus, phase matching) and nonlinear effects (SHG, amplification, two- and four-wave mixing, phase conjugation) 4. Organic materials (polymers, liquid crystals and composites) and glasses 5. Metamaterials (negative refractive index) and photonic crystals; artificial, periodic structures

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the course.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics (Springer 2007, 2012), Photorefractive Materials and Their Applications 1-3, (Springer Verlag 2007)
Fally, Photonik, Photorefraktive Materialien, Nichtlineare Optische Materialien, (Skriptum 2001-2008). Reider, Photonik (Springer Verlag 1997);

Association in the course directory

MF 4, MaG 13, LA-Ph212(3)

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