EE 526

Nonlinear Optical Materials is a graduate-level course that will generally be offered in Spring semesters.  It is designed for students interested in materials science related interdisciplinary electronics/electro-optic engineering areas, to provide an essential understanding of the mechanisms of the polarization nonlinearity in electronic materials as well as the principle of operation of these materials in various photonic and opto-electronic applications (e.g., frequency conversion, optical control/communication and information storage).  Analytical methods, utilizing the electromagnetic wave theories and tensor operations, will be covered in this course to treat anisotropic nonlinear optcial materials for their wave-matter interaction processes and to enable device designs.  Technological issues in research and development of advanced opto-electronic devices using noninar optical materials are discussed with students' participation.