Courses Catalogue

Nonlinear Optics And Materials

COURSE CODE: PHY7114
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Special emphasis will be placed on the theory of some specific nonlinear optical devices. The course includes the most recent developments in this field which are considered important for nonlinear optical technologies in the future. Topics covered are electromagnetic theory; optical susceptibilities; nonlinear optical materials; third-order nonlinearities; second-order nonlinearities.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

To expose students to the concept of nonlinear optics and different types of nonlinear optical materials

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe different types of materials used to observe nonlinearity and construction of devices.
  • Demonstrate a detailed physical and mathematical understanding of a variety of systems and processes in a range of advanced topics in physics;
  • Apply the concepts and theories of a range of advanced topics in physics;
  • Demonstrate specialised analytical skills and techniques necessary to carry out advanced calculations in a range of advanced topics in physics;

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

  • Apply nonlinear optics and different types of materials used to observe nonlinearity and construction of devices.
  • Demonstrate a detailed physical and mathematical understanding of a variety of systems and processes in a range of advanced topics in physics;
  • Apply the concepts and theories of a range of advanced topics in physics;
  • Aemonstrate specialised analytical skills and techniques necessary to carry out advanced calculations in a range of advanced topics in physics;
  • Approach and solve new problems in a range of advanced topics in physics;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the close relationship between scientific research and the development of new knowledge in a global context;