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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Applied Physics


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



APPPHYS 530 / EECS 530. Electromagnetic Theory I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kamal Sarabandi

Prerequisites & Distribution: PHYSICS 438 or EECS 330. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Maxwell's equations, constitutive relations and boundary conditions. Potentials and the representation of electromagnetic fields. Uniqueness, duality, equivalence, reciprocity and Babinet's theorems. Plane, cylindrical, and spherical waves. Waveguides and elementary antennas. The limiting case of electro- and magneto-statics.

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APPPHYS 537 / EECS 537. Classical Optics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Theodore B Norris

Prerequisites & Distribution: EECS 330 or 334. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/eecs/537/001.nsf

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.

1. Review of Maxwell's equations & derivation of wave equation
2. Plane wave solutions, Poynting's theorem, momentum transfer
3. Boundary conditions on fields, derivation of Fresnel reflection and transmission formulae
4. Brewster's angle, total internal reflection, frustrated TIR, conducting media
5. Inhomogeneous media: propagation and TIR
6. Classical dispersion theory: electric dipole radiation, decay, Lorentz model
7. Macroscopic polarization: dephasing and steady-state solutions of the Lorentz model, concept of susceptibility
8. Complex susceptibilities, Sellmeier equation, resonant dispersion and absorption, Beer's Law
9. Time- and frequency-domain response functions, Fourier transform relations, causality and Kramers-Kronig relations
10. Pulse propagation, group velocity
11. Light scattering: cross sections, attenuation
12. Light scattering: the Mie solution
13. Light scattering: Rayleigh, Brillouin and Raman scattering (blue sky, red sunset, fiber losses)
14. Fluctuation-dissipation theorem
15. Review of geometric optics: eikonal and ray equations, lenses, images
16. Paraxial ray tracing and ABCD matrices
17. ABCD matrices of optical systems (the ABCD law), thick lenses
18. Principal planes, stops, pupils, chromatic aberrations
19. Other aberrations
20. Interference: double slit, layered media
21. Michelson and other interferometers
22. Interference of N waves: N-slit pattern, gratings, Fabry-Perot
23. Properties and applications of the Favry-Perot
24. Coherence: beats between waves, transform relation between fringe pattern and power spectrum
25. ; Coherence: physical models of processes limiting coherence time, fringe visibility, correlation functions
26. Coherence: degree of coherence, Wiener-Khintchine theorem
27. Coherence: spatial coherence, mutual coherence, applications in stellar interferometry and phosphors
28. Diffraction: paraxial wave equation and Gaussian beam solutions
29. Properties of Gaussian beams: the ABCD law applied to resonators and diffraction-limited beams
30. Focusing of Gaussian beams, Guoy shift, higher order Hermite-Gaussian and Laguerre-Gaussian modes
31. Diffraction: Huygen's principle, Fresnel-Kirchoff theory
32. Fresnel and Fraunhofer limits, spatial frequencies, 2-D Fourier transforms
33. Specific applications: rectangular aperture, circular aperture
34. Array theorem (& gratings), Babinet's Principle, Fresnel diffraction of the rectangular aperture
35. Cornu spiral, Fresnel zones
36. Radiation by accelerating charges: Lienard-Wiechert potentials
37. Radiation by accelerating charges: angular distributions and radiation damping
38. Radiation by accelerating charges: linear and circular accelerators, synchrotron radiation.

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APPPHYS 540 / EECS 540. Applied Quantum Mechanics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Duncan G Steel

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Wave packets, wave equations, the linear operators of quantum mechanics; Schrödinger theory; bound state problems; spherical harmonics; transformation theory and Dirac notation; stationary state perturbation theory; WKB approximation, Rayleigh, Schrödinger and Wigner-Brillouin expansions; electron spin, spin-orbit coupling and atomic spectra; angular momentum coupling; Clebsch-Gordan coefficients; general rotations in space; spherical tensor operators; systems of identical particles and the two-electron atom; variational methods; the He atom.

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