6.974 | Spring 2006 | Graduate

Fundamentals of Photonics: Quantum Electronics

Lecture Notes

1 Introduction (PDF)

Maxwell’s Equations of Isotropic Media (Review)

Electromagnetic Waves and Interfaces I (Review)

Electromagnetic Waves and Interfaces II

Mirrors, Interferometers and Thin-Film Structures

Gaussian Beams and Paraxial Wave Equation

Ray Optics and Optical Systems

Optical Resonators

Integrated Optics: Waveguides

Integrated Optics: Coupled Mode Theory

Optical Fibers

Anisotropic Media: Crystal Optics and Polarization

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13 Quantum Nature of Light and Matter (PDF)
14-16 Schrödinger Equation and Stationary States

Harmonic Oscillator and Hydrogen Atom

Wave Mechanics

17-19 Dirac Formalism and Matrix Mechanics

Harmonic Oscillator Revisited

Coherent States

20-22 Interaction of Light and Mater the Two-Level Atom: Rabi-Oscillations

Density Matrix, Energy and Phase Relaxation

Rate Equations, Dispersion, Absorption and Gain

23-26 Optical Amplifiers and Lasers

Homogenous and Inhomogenous Broadening and Related Effects

Q-Switching and Mode Locking

Electro- and Acousto-Optic Modulation