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APPPHYS 514 — Applied Physics Seminar
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Orr,Bradford G; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 2

Research presentations given by a mix of faculty, external lecturers, and students. The goal of the seminar is to promote awareness of forefront issues in applied physics and to provide for more interactions among participants in the Applied Physics program.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

APPPHYS 530 — Electromagnetic Theory I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sarabandi,Kamal

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Text: R.F. Harrington, Time-Harmonic Electromagnetic Fields, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1961.

The instructor will also provide handouts throughout the semester.

References: J.A. Stratton, Electromagnetic Theory, McGraw Hill Book Company, 1941.

J.A. Kong, Electromagnetic Wave Theory, EMW Publishing, 2000

Goals: Introduction to electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields, and traveling waves. The concept of traveling waves is introduced by studying the theory of wave propagation in transmission lines using both time-harmonic and time-domain analysis. Introduction to vector calculus, electrostatics and magnetostatics. Lay foundation for advanced EM courses. Laboratory segment includes experiments with transmission lines, the use of computer-simulation exercises and classroom demonstrations.

Homeworks: Homework problems will be assigned every week (6-8 problems). You are strongly encouraged to do the homework problems to get familiar with the details of not so familiar techniques.

Due dates for Homeworks are Thursdays at the beginning of class time a week after they are assigned.

Honor code applies to all homework assignments.

Solutions will be posted on class website a week after.

Grading: Your grade will be based upon: 30% Hwks + 20% Midterm #1 + 30% Final

Advisory Prerequisite: PHYSICS 438 or EECS 330.

APPPHYS 537 — Classical Optics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Norris,Theodore B; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

A theory of electromagnetic, physical, and geometrical optics. Classical theory of dispersion. Linear response, Kramers-Kronig relations, and pulse propagation. Light scattering. Geometrical optics and propagation in inhomogeneous media. Dielectric waveguides. Interferometry and theory of coherence. Diffraction, Fresnel and Fraunhofer. Guassian beams and ABCD law.

Advisory Prerequisite: EECS 330 or 334.

APPPHYS 550 — Optical Waves in Crystals
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Rand,Stephen C; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Course Outline:
1. Propagation of laser beams — Gaussian wave optics, ABCD Law, propagation in quadratic index media, cavities, negative index media

2. Anisotropic media, uniaxial and biaxial crystals, optical activity, Faraday rotation, coupled mode analysis

3. Jones calculus, polarization evolution in anisotropic media

4. Periodic media, Bragg reflectors, phase/group/energy velocity, surface waves, non-periodic media, energy storage

5. Electro-optic and acousto-optic phenomena; electro-optic and acousto- optic devices

6. Introduction to nonlinear optics: 3-wave mixing, 4-wave mixing, self phase modulation and continuum generation

Textbooks: A. Yariv and P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals", Wiley Interscience, New York, 1984.
On Reserve: 1. G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics, Second edition, Dover, 1975.
2. B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1991.
3. A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, Third edition, J. Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989.
4. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, Seventh edition, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Homework: Handed out (or assigned on the basis of posted homepage information) every second Wednesday in lecture. Due the following Wednesday at the beginning of lecture.

Exams: A short mid-term and a final exam, with official scheduling and location to be announced in class. (See schedule below).

Percentage Midterm 30
Homework (~6 bi-weekly problem sets) 40
Final Exam (pm) 30

Advisory Prerequisite: EECS 434 and Graduate standing.

APPPHYS 715 — Independent Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Intended for individualized student non-thesis research under the supervision of Applied Physics faculty. Must be arranged with the faculty member and approved by the program.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of Program Director. Graduate standing.

APPPHYS 990 — Dissertation/Precandidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

Advisory Prerequisite: Election for dissertation work.

APPPHYS 995 — Dissertation/Candidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 8

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

Enforced Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate

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