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Physics 58100

58100: Physical Photonics III/Wave Transmission Optics
(Same as Physics U8100) Waves and Maxwell's equations. Field energetics, dispersion, complex power. Waves in dielectrics and in conductors. Reflection and refraction. Oblique incidence and total internal reflection. Transmission lines and conducting waveguides. Planar and circular dielectric wave-guides; integrated optics and optical fibers. Hybrid and linearly polarized modes. Graded index fibers. Mode coupling; wave launching. Fiber-optic communications: modulation, multiplexing, and coupling; active fibers: erbium-doped fiber lasers and amplifiers.

Prereq.: Phys 35300 and 35400.

3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.