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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Applied Physics


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Applied Physics
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APPPHYS 514. Applied Physics Seminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Roy Clarke (royc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (1-2). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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APPPHYS 518 / PHYSICS 518. Microcomputers in Experimental Research.

Section 001 Laboratory Techniques Interfacing

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A graduate-level laboratory course in the application of microcomputers to experimental research, this course is designed to give students hands-on experience of modern techniques of data acquisition, data handling and analysis, and graphical presentation of results, using microcomputers. A number of experiments will be carried out which illustrate how to interface modern research instrumentation in a variety of commonly encountered experimental situations. (Note: This course can be substituted by a graduate level course in numerical methods, or methods for computer simulations.)

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APPPHYS 529 / PHYSICS 529. Techniques of Experimental Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Chupp

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Physics 529.001.

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APPPHYS 530 / EECS 530. Electromagnetic Theory I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John L Volakis, Michael Aaron Carr

Prerequisites: Physics 438 or EECS 330. (3). 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 530 / EECS 530. Electromagnetic Theory I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Physics 438 or EECS 330. (3). 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 540 / EECS 540. Applied Quantum Mechanics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (3). 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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APPPHYS 550 / PHYSICS 650 / EECS 538. Lasers and Electro-Optics I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Herbert Graves Winful

Prerequisites: EECS 434. Graduate Standing. (3). 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.

Propagation of laser beams: Gaussian wave optics and the ABCD law. Manipulation of light by electrical, acoustical waves; crystal properties and the dielectric tensor; electro-optic, acousto-optic effects and devices. Introduction to nonlinear optics; harmonic generation, optical rectification, four-wave mixing, self-focusing, and self-phase modulation.

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APPPHYS 611 / PHYSICS 611 / EECS 634. Nonlinear Optics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Herbert G. Winful

Prerequisites: EECS 537 or EECS 538 or EECS 530. Graduate standing. (3). 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.

Prerequisite: A graduate course in optics or electromagnetics Course Content:

  • The variety of nonlinear optical phenomena
  • The time-domain nonlinear response function; anharmonic oscillator model
  • Volterra series expansion for the nonlinear polarization
  • The nonlinear susceptibility; frequency-domain nonlinear polarization
  • Second-order nonlinear effects: second harmonic generation, sum frequency generation, difference frequency generation, optical rectification
  • Phase matching, quasi-phase matching, periodically poled nonlinear materials
  • Parametric amplification and oscillation
  • Cascaded second-order nonlinearities
  • Third order nonlinear effects: third harmonic generation, four-wave mixing, intensity-dependent refractive index, self-phase modulation, self-focusing, optical bistability, optical phase conjugation, pulse compression, polarization instabilities
  • Temporal solitons, spatial solitons
  • Nonlinear periodic structures, gap solitons
  • Stimulated Raman scattering, stimulated Brillouin scattering
  • Nonlinearities in fiber-optic communications
  • Nonlinear dynamics in optical systems: coupled laser arrays

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APPPHYS 674 / NERS 674. High Intensity Laser-Plasma Interactions.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Donald P Umstadter (dpu@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: NE&RS 471, 571 and Graduate Standing. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

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

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/ners/674/001.nsf

We discuss the physical principles of high-field science, in which terawatt power lasers are used to produce the highest electromagnetic fields and pressures ever produced in the laboratory. Advanced laser-fusion concepts and table-top laser-based particle accelerators and radiation sources are analyzed. The course has relevance to theoretical, computational and experimental: plasma physics, nuclear engineering, nonlinear optics, electrical engineering, and astrophysics.

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APPPHYS 715. Independent Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director. Graduate Standing. (1-5). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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APPPHYS 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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APPPHYS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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