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PHOTONICS

Enrollment year

2020/2021

Academic year

2020/2021

Regulations

DM270

Academic discipline

FIS/03 (MATERIAL PHYSICS)

Department

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Course

PHYSICS

Curriculum

Fisica delle tecnologie quantistiche

Year of study

1°

Period

1st semester (05/10/2020 - 20/01/2021)

ECTS

6

Lesson hours

48 lesson hours

Language

Italian

Activity type

ORAL TEST

Teacher

LISCIDINI MARCO (titolare) - 6 ECTS

Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisites other than the knowledge of basic concepts in electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. This course is complemental to those dealing with optics, semiconductor, nanostructures, and solid state physics.

Learning outcomes

The student will learn how to deal with classical and quantum electromagnetic phenomena in realistic systems, including micro and nano structures, with particular emphasis on light propagation in waveguides, light confinement in optical resonators, and light generation by various classical and quantum phenomena (e.g. LASER, second harmonic generation, spontaneous parametric down-conversion, spontaneous four-wave mixing, etc ...).

Course contents

The course covers the main concepts in the field of classical and quantum photonics and is divided in 5 building blocks: (1) Elements of classical and quantum optics, including quantization of the electromagnetic field in micro and nanostructures; (2) light propagation in dielectric waveguides; (3) Optical resonators and cavities; (4) quantum light-matter interaction (e.g. spontaneous emission and LASERs); (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

Teaching methods

The teaching activity is in strong interaction with students, trying to stimulate a dialogue.

Lessons are mostly held on the chalkboard, with course material accessible to the students through KIRO and the course website. In some cases small experiments are performed along with slides/videos.

Lessons are mostly held on the chalkboard, with course material accessible to the students through KIRO and the course website. In some cases small experiments are performed along with slides/videos.

Reccomended or required readings

A. Yariv, "Quantum electronics", third edition (Wiley, New York, 1989)

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Photonics" (Oxford University Press, 2007) )

B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics", second edition (Wiley, 2007) )

E. Rosencher, B. Vinter, "Optoelectronics" (Cambridge University Press, 2002) )

R. Loudon, “The Qauntum Theory of light” (Oxford University Press 2008) )

J.D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, J. N. Winn, and R. D. Meade "Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light," second edition (Princeton, 2008) )

A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Photonics" (Oxford University Press, 2007) )

B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics", second edition (Wiley, 2007) )

E. Rosencher, B. Vinter, "Optoelectronics" (Cambridge University Press, 2002) )

R. Loudon, “The Qauntum Theory of light” (Oxford University Press 2008) )

J.D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, J. N. Winn, and R. D. Meade "Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light," second edition (Princeton, 2008) )

Assessment methods

The final mark is determined after an oral examination. During the class there will be homework assignments. Each student can decide whether the marks obtained in the assignments should be considered in the final evaluation or not.

In the first case (i.e. without home assignment), The oral exam will deal only with three of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

In the second case, the assignments will be considered in the evaluation, and the oral exam will deal only with two of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

In the first case (i.e. without home assignment), The oral exam will deal only with three of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

In the second case, the assignments will be considered in the evaluation, and the oral exam will deal only with two of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

Further information

The final mark is determined after an oral examination. During the class there will be homework assignments. Each student can decide whether the marks obtained in the assignments should be considered in the final evaluation or not.

In the first case (i.e. without home assignment), The oral exam will deal only with three of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

In the second case, the assignments will be considered in the evaluation, and the oral exam will deal only with two of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

In the first case (i.e. without home assignment), The oral exam will deal only with three of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

In the second case, the assignments will be considered in the evaluation, and the oral exam will deal only with two of the five main topics of the course. At least one of the topic has to be either (4) Quantum light-matter interaction or (5) Classical and quantum nonlinear optics.

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