190 abc. Quantum Electronics.
(3-0-6); first, second, third terms. Prerequisite: Ph 125 or equivalent.
Generation, manipulations, propagation, and applications of coherent
radiation. The basic theory of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation
with resonant atomic transitions. Laser oscillation, important laser
media, Gaussian beam modes, the electro-optic effect, nonlinear-optics
theory, second harmonic generation, parametric oscillation, stimulated
Brillouin and Raman scattering. Other topics include light modulation,
diffraction of light by sound, integrated optics, phase conjugate optics,
and quantum noise theory. Instructor: Painter.