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Courses in Applied Physics


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


APPPHYS 514. Applied Physics Seminar.

Section 001 — [2 Credits].

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

Prerequisites: (1-2). May be elected more than once 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.

Instructor(s): Ramon Torres-Isea

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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): Kamal Sarabandi

Prerequisites: PHYSICS 438 or EECS 330. (3). 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: EECS 330 or 334. (3). 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: Permission of instructor. (3). 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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APPPHYS 550 / PHYSICS 650 / EECS 538. Lasers and Electro-Optics I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Almantas Galvanauskas

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

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 619 / PHYSICS 619. Advanced Solid State Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Physics 619.001.

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APPPHYS 644 / PHYSICS 644. Advanced Atomic Physics.

Section 001 — QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE. Meets with PHYSICS 522.

Instructor(s): Christopher R Monroe (crmonroe@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/physics/522/001.nsf

See Physics 644.001.

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APPPHYS 715. Independent Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director. Graduate Standing. (1-5). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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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; 4 in the half-term).

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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