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Course: Applied Nonl. Optics and Laser Dynamics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/PGSAP

Year: 2020

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

Annotation: The goal of the subject is to familiarize the student with advanced methods of both theoretical and experimental nonlinear optics.

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, kinetic and quantum model of the laser, laser dynamics, pulse generation from the laser, laser amplifiers - 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 application - Kerr effect, autofocusing and automoculation 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