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PH5182   Displays and Nonlinear Optics

Academic year(s): 2016-2017

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SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

The physics of polymers and liquid crystals is covered, showing the way to the use of semi-conducting polymers as light emitters, and the use of liquid crystals in displays and spatial light modulators. The nonlinear optics section of this module describes the physical ideas and application of second and third order nonlinear optics, including phenomena such as harmonic generation, parametric gain, saturated absorption, nonlinear refraction, Raman scattering, and optical solitons. The final section looks at second order nonlinear effects being exploited in optical parametric amplifiers and oscillators in the optical and THz regions.