Teaching

2018 Fall

‘Optical wave propagation (Micro-567)’

Instructors

Prof. Demetri Psaltis and Dr. Ye Pu

Teaching assistants

JooWon Lim

Objective

Give a tool for the treatment of electromagnetic wave propagation in linear and nonlinear media. The student will be able to implement the Beam Propagation Method in MATLAB and simulate the contents of the course.

Contents

From Maxwell’s equation to beam propagation methods (BPM)
Near field. Propagation of plane waves, Gaussian beams, periodic structures and non-diffracting beams
Relationship to classical diffraction integrals
Thin transparencies, lenses, imaging
Imaging systems, Point Spread Function (PSF)
Optical resolution, confocal and super resolution microscopy techniques.
Rotating beams, vortices, helical beams
Waveguides
Optical fibers
Phase conjugation, holography
Volume holograms / grating
Nonlinear Optics and nonlinear BPM

Required prior knowledge

Fundamentals of optics and electromagnetism

Teaching

Ex cathedra, exercises and simulations using MATLAB