Introduction to Quantum Electronics and Nonlinear Optics:

Phenomena, Devices and Applications


Assistant Professor Dmitry Budker 
Office: 219 Birge Hall 
Labs: B217, 217, 221, 230 Birge,
(510) 643-1829
web page:

Office hour: M 11-12, 219 Birge.

What's new:

Your Final Presentations:
Abstracts    Schedule
Miscellaneous Lecture Notes:
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering: sbs.pdf

References Promised in Lecture:

Demonstration of optical phenomena using pendulum

Most of the pendulum demonstrations presented in this class, including light polarization evolution in a birefringent medium adiabatic vs. nonadiabatic processes, etc. polarization ellipse self-rotation were developed by Prof. Boris Ya. Zel'dovich, CREOL School of Optics, University of Central Florida, and some of them are described in:

M. J. Soileau, B. Ya. Zel'dovich. "Bi-frequency Pendulum on a Rotary
Platform as a Tool to Teach Optical Birefringence and Liquid Crystalline
Displays", International Conference on Education in Optics (July 9-10,
1995, San Diego, CA, USA), SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 2525.

The Self-Induced Transparency demonstartion with a pinball multi-pendulum  machine was invented by Erwin Hahn and is mentioned briefly e.g. in
M. Sargent III, M. O. Scully, and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Laser Physics. Addison Wesley, 1974.

Second Quantization
C. Cohen-Tannoudji, J. Dupont-Roc, G. Grynberg, Photons and atoms : introduction to quantum electrodynamics /, . New York : Wiley, c1989. xviii, 468 p.UCB Physics QC680 .C6413 1989

Squeezed States
Be sure to check the original literature list.

Intensity Interferometer
Brown, R. Hanbury. The intensity interferometer; its application to astronomy, Taylor & Francis; New York, Halsted Press, 1974. xvi, 184 p. UCB Physics QB86 .B731 1974.

Course Description, Texts, Presentation Topics  The HW Sets and Solutions

What's old:

References promised in lecture:
Tutorial on Quasi Phase Matching (QPM) in Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN):

T. C. Marshall, Free Electron Lasers, Physics library call # TA 1677 M37 1985.

A reference for fiber optics in general, and nonlinear pulse propagation and solitons is:
An introduction to fiber optics /, Ajoy Ghatak and K. Thyagarajan. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
UCB Engin TA1800.G48 1998.

Another reference for a brief intro to solitons, chaos in n/l optics, etc. is:
Nonlinear optics : basic concepts /, D.L. Mills. 2nd, enl. ed. New York : Springer, 1998. UCB Physics QC446.2 .M55 1998.

S. E. Harris, " Electromagnetically induced transparency", Phys. Today  50(7), 36 (1997).
Kasapi, A. Three-dimensional vector model for a three-state system. Journal of the Optical Society of America B (Optical Physics), 13, 7, (1996)  pp.1347-1351.

Refs on the recent slow pulse propagation experiment:

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, Nonlinear magneto-optics and reduced group velocity of light in atomic vapor with slow ground state relaxation (Preprint or link to APS e-print server)

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Prof. Hau's group home page:

Feynman Diagram Technique for calculation of susceptibilities:
N.B. Delone and V.P. Krainov. Atoms in strong light fields
Berlin ; New York :        Springer-Verlag, c1985.
        UCB   Physics   QC793.5.P42 D4413 1985

Stimulated Raman Scattering:
N. B. Delone and  V. P. Krainov.
Fundamentals of nonlinear optics of atomic gases
        New  York : Wiley, c1988.       UCB   Physics   QC446.2 .D45131 1988

Miscellaneous Lecture Notes:

First 2nd Harmonic Demonstration
Stimulated Raman Scattering as a source of  Tunable Coherent IR Light
Errata for LASERS by Siegman, (or visit his web page)
Self-induced transparency
c(3)optical rotation (Maker and Terhune)

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