Optoelectronics and Nonlinear Optics
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
The module provides an introduction to the basic physics underpinning optoelectronics and nonlinear optics, and a perspective on contemporary developments in the two fields. The syllabus includes: an overview of optoelectronic devices and systems; optical modulators; acousto-optics; Bragg and Raman-Nath; propagation of light in anisotropic media; electro-optics; waveguide and fibre optics; modes of planar guides; nonlinear optics; active and passive processes in second and third order; second harmonic generation; phase matching; coupled wave equations; parametric oscillators; self-focusing and self-phase-modulation; optical bistability; phase conjugation; solitons; Rayleigh; Raman and Brillouin scattering.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass PH3081 or pass PH3082 ) or ( pass MT2506 and pass MT2507 ) and pass PH3007
Weekly contact: 3 lectures or tutorials.
Scheduled learning hours: 32
Guided independent study hours: 118
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7
Module coordinator: Professor I D W Samuel
Module teaching staff: Prof I Samuel, Dr S Schulz
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