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Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for Applied Physics.
APPPHYS 514. Applied Physics Seminar.
Section 001 – (2 Credits).
Prerequisites: (12). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (12).
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.
APPPHYS 518/Physics 518. Microcomputers in Experimental Research.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
A laboratory course designed to give students handson experience with modern techniques of data acquisition, handling, and analysis, and graphical presentation of results using microcomputers. Several experiments will be carried out which illustrate how to interface research instrumentation in a variety of commonly encountered laboratory situations.
APPPHYS 546/EECS 546. Ultrafast Optics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Applied Physics 537. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
Propagation of ultrashort optical pulses in linear and nonlinear media, and through dispersive optical elements. Laser modelocking and ultrashort pulse generation. Chirpedpulse amplification. Experimental techniques for high time resolution. Ultrafast optoelectronics. Survey of ultrafast high field interactions.
APPPHYS 551/EECS 539/Physics 651. Lasers.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: EECS 537 or 538. Graduate Standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
Complete study of laser operation: the atomfield interaction; homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening mechanisms; atomic rate equations; gain and saturation; laser oscillation; laser resonators, modes, and cavity equations; cavity modes; laser dynamics, Qswitching and modelocking. Special topics such as femtoseconds lasers and ultrahigh power lasers.
APPPHYS 601/Physics 540. Advanced Condensed Matter.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
See Physics 540.001.
APPPHYS 609/EECS 638/Physics 542. Quantum Optics.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/courses/eecs638/index.html
Course Outline:
 Review of quantum mechanics – problems, solutions, strategies and QM representations for describing optical interactions with atoms.
 Simple atomfield interactions: perturbation theory, transition rates, the density matrix, Bloch equations, vector model of the density matrix, signal fields, linebroadening, and real atoms.
 Coherent optical transients: nutation, free induction, photon echoes.
 Coherent interactions of fields and atoms: saturation of stationary 2and 3level atoms, saturation of moving atoms, 3level coherence, Zeeman coherence, 4wave mixing, Feynman diagrams.
 Quantized Fields and Coherent States: field quantization, spontaneous emission, WeisskopfWigner Theory, Glauber states, squeezed states, quantum statistics, quantized reservoir theory, reduced density matrices, resonance fluorescence, dressed atoms, adiabatic and rapid passage.
 Applications of dark states in electromagneticallyinduced transparency, laser cooling, and radiation trapping in superradiance.
Prerequisites: Graduate level quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics
Grading: Midterm 30 %;
Homework (6 biweekly problem sets) 40 %;
Final Exam 30 %;
Textbook: P. Meystre and M. Sargent, "Elements of Quantum Optics", 3rd edition, SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 1999.
On Reserve:
 R. Loudon, "The Quantum Theory of Light", 3rd edition, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1983.
 S. Stenholm, "Foundations of Laser Spectroscopy Wiley, NY, 1984.
 M. Weissbluth, "Photonatom interactions", Academic Press, NY, 1989.
 C. CohenTannoudji, J. DupontRoc, and G. Grynberg, "AtomPhoton Interactions", Wiley, New York, 1992.
 D.F. Walls and G.J. Milburn, "Quantum Optics", SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 1994.
 M.D. Levenson and S.S. Kano, "Nonlinear Laser Spectroscopy", Academic Press, New York, 1988.
 M.O. Scully and M.S. Zubairy, "Quantum Optics", Cambridge University Press 1997.
 M. Sargent, M.O. Scully, W.E. Lamb, "Laser Physics", AddisonWesley, London, 1974.
APPPHYS 619/Physics 619. Advanced Solid State Physics.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
See Physics 619.001.
APPPHYS 672/NE&RS 572. Plasma and Controlled Fusion II.
Section 001.
Prerequisites: Nuc. Eng. 571. (3).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
Waves in nonuniform plasmas, magnetic shear; absorption, reflection, and tunneling gradientdriven microinstabilities; BGK mode and nonlinear Landau damping; macroscopic instabilities and their stabilization; nonideal MHD effects.
APPPHYS 715. Independent Research.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director. Graduate Standing. (15). (INDEPENDENT).
Credits: (15).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
Intended for individualized student research under faculty supervision. Must be arranged with the faculty member and approved by the program.
APPPHYS 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.
Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (18). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (18).
Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.
Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.
APPPHYS 995. Dissertation/Candidate.
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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