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Cornell University    
  Feb 25, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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AEP 4400 - Quantum and Nonlinear Optics

Spring (not offered every year). 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: AEP 3560 , AEP 3620 , or equivalent.


Introduction to the fundamentals of the interaction of laser light with matter and to optical devices based on these processes. Topics include the propagation of laser beams in bulk media and guided-wave structures, the origins of optical nonlinearities, harmonic generation, parametric amplification, selffocusing, optical switching, propagation of ultrashort pulses, solitons, four-wave mixing, optical phase conjugation, optical resonance and two-level atoms, atom cooling and trapping, multiphoton processes, spontaneous and simulated scattering, and ultra-intense laser-matter interactions.

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