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260092 VO Introduction to Photonics (2016S)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 01.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 08.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 26.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 03.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 24.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 31.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 07.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 14.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 21.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 28.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 28.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.06. 16:30 - 18:15 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an introductory course to the field of photonics.

Table of contents:

    Linear optics


  1. Ray optics (short intro)

  2. Electromagnetic waves

  3. Propagation in free space, Maxwell's equations

  4. Propagation in homogeneous, linear, nondispersive, isotropic media (linear response: dielectric function, susceptibility, refractive index)

  5. Plane wave, spherical wave, Gaussian wave

  6. Wave packets

  7. Absorption and dispersion (complex refractive index, Kramers-Kronig)

  8. Intensity, Poynting vector, Energy flow

  9. Boundary conditions, phase matching

  10. Waveguides

  11. Crystal optics, polarization states (anisotropic media)

  12. Index ellipsoid, wave vector surfaces, ray vector surface and relation

  13. Birefringence

  14. Fourier optics

  15. Nonlinear optics


  16. Interference and coherence, interferometry

  17. Nonlinear dielectric susceptibilities

  18. Electro-optic effect (Pockels, Kerr)

  19. Applications: phase- , intensity- , polarization modulation

  20. Photorefractive effect I (electro-optic materials)

  21. Photorefractive effect II (2-states systems, polymers and composites)

  22. Sum-frequency generation: second harmonic generation (coupled wave theory, DEQs and solution, phase matching, realization)

  23. Holography in nonlinear materials, dynamical holography etc.

  24. Photonic bandgap materials, metamaterials, photonic crystals


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. Slides provided by mFally

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of wave propagation in optical linear and nonlinear media, ability to apply this knowledge, explain the fundamental concepts and equations.


  1. Excellent knowledge, can explain and apply derived equations: 1 (SEHR GUT)

  2. Good knowledge, can explain equations: 2 (GUT)

  3. Good knowledge, can understand equations: 3 (BEFRIEDIGEND)

  4. Basic knowledge of concepts, can understand equations: 4 (GENUEGEND)

  5. Else: 5 (NICHT GENUEGEND)

Examination topics

Understanding of the course, i.e., knowledge in

  1. Linear optics


    • Ray optics (short intro)

    • Electromagnetic waves, Maxwell's equations and solutions in linear media

    • Other solutions: spherical wave, Gaussian wave, wave packets

    • Absorption and dispersion (complex refractive index, Kramers-Kronig)

    • Intensity, Poynting vector, Energy flow

    • Boundary conditions, phase matching

    • Waveguides

    • Crystal optics, polarization states (anisotropic media)

    • Birefringence

    • Interference and coherence, interferometry


  2. Nonlinear optics


    • Nonlinear dielectric susceptibilities

    • Electro-optic effect (Pockels, Kerr)

    • Photorefractive effect I (electro-optic materials)

    • Photorefractive effect II (2-states systems, polymers and composites)

    • Sum-frequency generation: second harmonic generation (coupled wave theory, DEQs and solution, phase matching, realization)

    • Holography in nonlinear materials, dynamical holography etc.

    • Photonic bandgap materials, metamaterials, photonic crystals


Reading list


Association in the course directory

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

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