Fundamental description of nonlinear optical phenomena in terms of higher order susceptibilities, quantum theory of nonlinear susceptibility, density matrix approach, rabi oscillations, optical bloch equations, Various specific nonlinear phenomena: electro-optic modulation, acousto-optic modulation, harmonic generation and frequency conversion, stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering and amplification, parametric oscillation and amplification, self phase modulation, soliton propagation, and photorefractive effects, Applications to optical switching.
Introduction to linear systems and signal classification. Delta function and convolution. Fourier series expansion. Fourier transform and its properties. Laplace transform. Analysis of linear time invariant (LTI) systems using the Laplace transform. Prerequisites: ECE 202 or E E 240, MATH 201. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 240 or E E 238.