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PHYS 415. Elements of Photonics. 3 Credits.

Analysis of optical systems using the matrix formulation, wave propagation in anisotropic media, electro-optic effect and laser modulation, physical origin of optical non-linearities, phase matching, optical second harmonic and parametric generation. Prereq: PHYS 252. Cross-listed with ECE 415. {Also offered for graduate credit - see PHYS 615.}.