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ECE 529 - Light-Matter Interactions

Last offered Fall 2024

Official Description

Light-matter interaction is explored using a primarily classical approach. This course examines optical properties, including refraction, dispersion, and absorption, in gases, liquids, and solids, emphasizing metals and dielectrics. Topics include dispersion relations, optical activity, Faraday rotation, and the influence of quantum mechanics on optical properties. Nonlinear contributions to polarization, which result in new frequencies and irradiance-dependent properties, are discussed. The course also addresses light's interactions with artificial photonic materials, specifically metamaterials and metasurfaces. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: ECE 350, one of ECE 460 or PHYS 402, or consent of the instructor.

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Light-Matter InteractionsAL179771LEC40900 - 1020 T R  3015 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg Yang Zhao