Universität Wien FIND

260092 VO Introduction to Photonics (2018S)

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 06.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 13.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 20.03. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 24.04. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 08.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.05. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 26.06. 10:00 - 11:30 Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This is an introductory course to the field of photonics.
Table of contents:

Linear optics


Ray optics (short intro)
Electromagnetic waves
Propagation in free space, Maxwell's equations
Propagation in homogeneous, linear, nondispersive, isotropic media (linear response: dielectric function, susceptibility, refractive index)
Plane wave, 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), Index ellipsoid, wave vector surfaces, ray vector surface and relation, birefringence
Fourier optics

Nonlinear optics


Interference and coherence, interferometry
Nonlinear dielectric susceptibilities: Electro-optic effect (Pockels, Kerr)
Applications: phase- , intensity- , polarization modulation
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

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

Linear optics:

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


  • Saleh-Teich - Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley, 2007)

  • G.A. Reider, Photonik - Eine Einführung in die Grundlagen (Springer-Verlag, Wien, 1997)(e-book, free access for students)


    Association in the course directory

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

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