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Course: Nonlinear optics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/PGS7N

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'doc. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.', 'prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Students are assumed to master the topics described in the content of the subject.

Course review:
Maxwell equations in nonlinear dielectric medium, vector of polarization in nonlinear medium, nonlinear dielectric susceptibilities and their properties, classification of nonlinear optical phenomena. Maxwell-Bloch equations in dielectric medium. Nonlinear phenomena of the second order, generation of the second harmonics, optimization of conversion efficiency, generation of additive frequencies, generation of the third harmonics by a cascade of the second harmonics and addition of frequencies. Generation of difference frequencies, parametric amplifier and oscillator. Spontaneous parametric descending frequency conversion, construction of sources of quantum-linked pairs of photons, generation of non-classical states of light and their applications. Kerr effect, autofocusing and automodulation of the phase, electrooptical and acoustooptical modulators, generation of white continuum. Materials for nonlinear optics, nonlinear optical crystals, optics of crystals, attainment of phase synchronization of type I and II, quasi-phase synchronization, nonlinear optics in layered media.