Photonics Ruhr-Universität Bochum
The lecture starts with the fundamentals of linear optics (refraction, diffraction, dispersion etc.). Afterwards, interaction of light and matter is analyzed and fundamentals of lasers are worked out. Important laser systems are discussed and principles of the generation of short light pulses are explained. The principles and applications of non-linear optics are discussed. Optical memories and optical telecommunications are discussed in separate chapters. An outlook on the potential of photonic crystals is given.
The students have learned the fundamentals of optical information transfer and retrieval. They have acquired basic knowledge of lasers, linear and non-linear optics and understand the concepts of optical memories (CD, DVD) and optical telecommunication.
none; recommended prior knowledge: Fundamental knowlegde of electromagnetic waves
oral exam (30 min)
Week1: Introduction Week2: followed by Week3 to the Final Week
Online Course Requirement
Prof. Dr. Martin R. Hofmann
Lecture and Exercise Literature: Saleh, Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics", Wiley & Sons, 2007; Meschede, Dieter "Optics, Light and Lasers", Wiley-VCH, 2007
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