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Course Announcement Fall 2009 ENEE 791 Quantum Electronics II Nonlinear Optics Instructor: K. Rosfjord ([email protected]) Location: EGR 3114 Time: MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm Textbook: R.W. Boyd, “Nonlinear Optics” 3rd edition ENEE 790 is NOT a prerequisite for this course. Description The course provides a comprehensive treatment of the mathematical theory and experimental methods used in nonlinear optics. It is intended for engineering or physics graduate students who are interested in learning about nonlinear optical effects and how they can be used in practice. Prerequisites Some background in introductory quantum mechanics and basic knowledge of electromagnetic wave propagation. Please contact the instructor if you are uncertain about your preparation. Topics Nonlinear susceptibility, Anisotropic crystals, Nonlinear wave equations, Sum frequency and second harmonic generation, Parametric amplification and oscillation, Phase matching, Electrooptic modulation, Difference frequency generation, Nonlinear refraction, Self focusing, Four-wave mixing, Phase conjugation, Stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering, and much more.