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.
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.
1. Propagation of laser beams — Gaussian wave optics, ABCD Law,
propagation in quadratic index media, cavities, negative index
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-
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).
Homework (~6 bi-weekly problem sets) 40
Final Exam (pm) 30
Advisory Prerequisite: EECS 434 and Graduate standing.