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ECE 598 YZ - Light-Matter Interaction

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Topic: In this course, we will learn about the light-matter interactions from the fundamentals, starting with the classical interpretation of materials, such as dipole oscillators, linear optical properties, and dispersion relations. We will study nonlinear contributions and understand how this leads to the generation of new frequencies and irradiance-dependent refractive index and absorption, and consider how quantum mechanics modifies our picture of the optical properties. As applications of these fundamental knowledge, we will discuss the design principles and characterization techniques of various metamaterials for imaging and sensing. Prerequisite: ECE 350, one of ECE 460 or PHYS 402, or consent of the instructor

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Light-Matter InteractionYZ37025LEC41100 - 1220 T R    Yang Zhao