Università di Pavia - Offerta formativa

QUANTUM ELECTRONICS

Anno immatricolazione

2018/2019

Anno offerta

2018/2019

Normativa

DM270

SSD

FIS/03 (FISICA DELLA MATERIA)

Dipartimento

DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA INDUSTRIALE E DELL'INFORMAZIONE

Corso di studio

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Curriculum

Photonics

Anno di corso

1°

Periodo didattico

Primo Semestre (01/10/2018 - 18/01/2019)

Crediti

6

Ore

50 ore di attività frontale

Lingua insegnamento

English

Tipo esame

SCRITTO E ORALE CONGIUNTI

Docente

PIRZIO FEDERICO (titolare) - 6 CFU

Prerequisiti

The Mathematical and Physical concepts given by the 1st Level Degree (Mechanics and Electromagnetism, Geometry and Algebra, Mathematical Methods courses). The concepts illustrated in the course of “Fotonica” (Photonics) are important but not essential

Obiettivi formativi

The aim of the course is to introduce the basics of Quantum Physics, study the Matter-Radiation Interaction and the physics behind LASERS.

Programma e contenuti

Wave-particle duality, experimental facts

Quantum Mechanics Postulates, Schrödinger Equation

Eigenvalue problems, some examples of representative potentials

Angular momentum, Hydrogen Atom and Periodic Table of Elements

Identical Particles, Spin, Fermions and Bosons Statistics

Time Independent Perturbation Theory

Time Dependent Potentials, Perturbative method

Electric Dipole interaction

Fermi Golden Rule

Absorption, Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission, Einstein’s A and B coefficients

Density Matrix, radiation-matter interaction

3- and 4-levels systems, rate equations

Optical resonators

Free running laser operation

Q-Switching and Mode-Locking regimes

Some representative example of lasers (Gas lasers, Solid-state lasers, Fiber Lasers, Semiconductor Lasers)

Quantum Mechanics Postulates, Schrödinger Equation

Eigenvalue problems, some examples of representative potentials

Angular momentum, Hydrogen Atom and Periodic Table of Elements

Identical Particles, Spin, Fermions and Bosons Statistics

Time Independent Perturbation Theory

Time Dependent Potentials, Perturbative method

Electric Dipole interaction

Fermi Golden Rule

Absorption, Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission, Einstein’s A and B coefficients

Density Matrix, radiation-matter interaction

3- and 4-levels systems, rate equations

Optical resonators

Free running laser operation

Q-Switching and Mode-Locking regimes

Some representative example of lasers (Gas lasers, Solid-state lasers, Fiber Lasers, Semiconductor Lasers)

Metodi didattici

Lectures (hours/year in lecture theatre): 45

Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0

Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0

Practical class (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0

Practicals / Workshops (hours/year in lecture theatre): 0

Testi di riferimento

There are many wonderful books about the topics we will cover in this Course. A lot of them are available at the Faculty Library. I will not follow a specific textbook, but students can refer to:

A. Yariv. Quantum Electronics. Wiley.

D. J. Griffiths. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition). Pearson Prentice Hall.

C.L. Tang. Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, for solid state electronics and optics. Cambridge University Press.

W. Koechner. Solid.State Laser Engineering (6th Edition). Springer. This book can be considered the "Holy Bible" of solid-state lasers Engineers.

A. Yariv. Quantum Electronics. Wiley.

D. J. Griffiths. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition). Pearson Prentice Hall.

C.L. Tang. Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, for solid state electronics and optics. Cambridge University Press.

W. Koechner. Solid.State Laser Engineering (6th Edition). Springer. This book can be considered the "Holy Bible" of solid-state lasers Engineers.

Modalità verifica apprendimento

The final exam will consist of an oral discussion or in a written test aimed to verify the effective acquisition of the concepts introduced in the course.

Altre informazioni

The final exam will consist of an oral discussion or in a written test aimed to verify the effective acquisition of the concepts introduced in the course.

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