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PHYS 5318 [0.5 credit] (PHY 5318) Modern Optics

Electromagnetic wave propagation; reflection, refraction; Gaussian beams; guided waves. Laser theory: stimulated emission, cavity optics, gain and bandwidth, atomic and molecular lasers. Mode locking, Q switching. Diffraction theory, coherence, Fourier optics, holography, laser applications. Optical communication systems, nonlinear effects: devices, fibre sensors, integrated optics.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Department.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS 4208, for which additional credit is precluded.