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ME 598 GB1 - Emergent Phenomena w/photons

Last offered Fall 2024

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in mechanical 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

Students will learn about the emergence of non-trivial phenomena from excitations in multi-physical systems (combining optics/EM, mechanics, electronic effects). The course will help develop the tools of coupled mode theory, eigenvalue/eigenstate analysis, with a Hamiltonian-based formalism. We will have broad discussion on harmonic oscillators, the emergence of band structure, solutions in periodic media, metamaterials, and topological properties. The course will also cover a variety of topics in nonlinear optics and opto-mechanics. The goal will be to help engineering-focused students learn how to appreciate and interpret research on emergent phenomena and quantum technologies, and physics-focused students learn how to link concepts from AMO/condensed matter physics to engineering applications. The course will be project focused. Prerequisite knowledge of fourier transforms and analysis and linear algebra. Prior exposure to electromagnetics and optics is recommended. Prerequisite cou

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Emergent Phenomena w/photonsGB169749LCD41000 - 1120 T R  2045 Sidney Lu Mech Engr Bldg Gaurav Bahl