ECE 572 - Quantum Optoelectronics

Official Description

Theoretical approach to quantum mechanics and atomic physics, with many applications in spin resonance and modern maser theory. Course Information: Prerequisite: PHYS 485 recommended.

Subject Area

Microelectronics and Photonics

Course Directors

Description

Lectures and discussions on quantum electronics, density-matrix theory, rate equation, and the generation of coherent electromagnetic radiation. Applications to specific laser systems.

Topics

  • Interaction of radiation with atomic systems: density-matrix theory, spontaneous and induced transitions, gain coefficient, quantum theory of Einstein A and B coefficients, homogenous and inhomogenous broadening
  • Laser oscillations: general theory, rate equations, threshold, lasing inversion, semiconductor gain
  • Specific laser systems: atomic, semiconductor lasers, microcavity lasers
  • Coherent interactions of a radiation field and an atomic system: two-level atom with quantized field, electromagnetically induced transparency, lasing without inversion
  • Optical Microcavities: Faby-Perot cavity, Purcell effect, vertical cavity lasers, photonic crystal nanocavities

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

  • Interaction of radiation with atomic systems: density-matrix theory, spontaneous and induced transitions, gain coefficient, quantum theory of Einstein A and B coefficients, homogenous and inhomogenous broadening
  • Laser oscillations: general theory, rate equations, threshold, lasing inversion, semiconductor gain
  • Specific laser systems: atomic, semiconductor lasers, microcavity lasers
  • Coherent interactions of a radiation field and an atomic system: two-level atom with quantized field, electromagnetically induced transparency, lasing without inversion
  • Optical Microcavities: Faby-Perot cavity, Purcell effect, vertical cavity lasers, photonic crystal nanocavities

Last updated

2/13/2013