by B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Wiley 1991.

Each student assigned is asked
to prepare a set of lecture notes to be distributed

to other students before the presentation.

Questions that you want to be able to answer are now given under each lecturer. (4/24/00)

The approval date is the date that you are supposed to
show me the writeup material that you

are to hand in to the students.

students assigned
scheduled presentation(approval date)

6.1; 6.2 pp195-209 (two lectures)
Seunghee Lee,
3/9 (3/3)

1. . The expression of linearly,
circularly, and elliptically polarization.

2. Polarization devices. I introduced
three kinds of devices: polarizers, wave retarders, and rotators.

3. Jones vectors represent the polarized
light in matrix form, and one matrix represents the optical devices.

Kim
3/14 (2/29)

1. Coefficients of reflection and transmition
for both TE and TM in terms of refraction index, incident angle and transmitted
angle.

2. Reflection coefficient, phase shift (between
incident and reflected waves) versus incident angle for TE
and TM in both case of external and internal reflection.

3. The critical angle and the Brewster angle.

6.3
pp 210
Zamkov
3/28 (3/24)

1. Refractive indices and corresponding index
ellipsoid.

2 Propagation of light in a media along one of
the principal axis and normal modes for that case.

3 Propagation of light in a media in an
arbitrary direction and dispersion relation. Also know the directions
and magnitudes of K vector, Poynting vector.

6.4-6 pp223-230
Erge
3/30 (3/24)

Notes on Optical Activity, Faraday Effect and
Optics of Liquid Crystals

All the three concepts above deal with polarization
rotation. The rotation is measured by rotatory

power, which is defined as angle rotated per
unit length.

optical activity - for certain
materials that rotate polarization naturally

faraday effect - for materials
that rotate polarization when out in a magnetic field

liquid crystals - (fluid state
of matter) when an external force is applied the orientation of the

molecules, thus the polarization change.

10.1 pp343-359 (two
lectures) Unal,
4/4 (3/28)

Important Concepts and Equations

Optical Intensity for Random light

Temporal Coherence Function and Degree of Temporal
Coherence

Coherence time and length

Eq. 1.1-4,6,8,9 and 13

Fig.1.1-4

Table 1.1-1 and 2

Radu
4/6 (3/28)

C. Spatial Coherence

1) Mutual Coherence Function , Complex Degree
of

Coherence , Mutual Intensity , Cross-Spectral

Density - Definitions,Properties

2)Quasi-monochromatic light -Definition

3)Coherence Area -characterization of random
light by considering the coherence area in relation to

pertinent dimensions of the optical system.

D. Longitudinal Coherence- two examples:

Partially Coherent Plane Wave

Partially Coherent Spherical Wave

10.2 pp 360-366
Dan Shi,
4/ 11 (4/4)

Important
concepts: cross correlation, visibility, interferogram

Important part: part A

13.1 pp461-468
Zhu
4/13 (4/4)

1. what's a population
inversion?

2. the concept
of a rate equation

3. what's the difference
between the principles of 3-level and 4-level

puming schemes? What's the restrictions of 3-level
schemes' pumping rate on

order to have a population inversion?

14.1 pp495-503
Zhao
4/18 (4/11)

1. Laser amplification and gain coefficient

2. Feedback and loss

3. Gain condition and phase condition.

14.2 pp504-513
Timur
4/20 (4/11)

1) Expression
for the Steady-State Photon-Flux density both in terms of

initial gain and loss coefficients, and in terms
of population differences.

2) Output Photon-Flux Density and its optimization
by choosing the mirror transmittance.

3) Qualitative understanding of Spectral Distribution
of the Output Light

for homogeneously and inhomogeneously broadened
medium, Spectral Hole Burning, Lamb Dip.

14.2 pp513-522
Wang
4/25 (4/18)

1. how does the spatial distrbution affect the
laser oscillation?

(because of different spatial distribution,
different transverse modes have different gains and losses.)

2. mode competition.

3. select a laser line: using prism, select
a transverse mode: using aperture,

select a longitudinal mode: change
the loss coefficient or changed.

select a polarization: using Brewster
Windows, and why use internal polarizer, not external polarizer?

4. built-in population inversion.

chapter 19
CDL

1. wave equation in a nonlinear medium,
eq. (1.6).

2. How to make: Second Harmonic generation,
three-wave mixing

3. Third hamonic generation, four-wave
mixing

4. explain self-phase modulation,
self-focusing and optical solitons

Chapter 18.
CDL

Explain electro-optic effect. Explain how
to make use of it as phase modulators,

wave retarders, intensity modulators,
scanner and spatial light modulators.

photonic crystals
Wally Axman
3/7

What is a Photonic Crystal?

What are some potential applications?

The analogy with semiconductors.

Which parts of Maxwell?s equations are important?

What does the main Photonic Crystal equation
look like and where does it

come from?

How to include periodicity using Floquet/Bloch
theory.