Teaching at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • For ongoing lectures, scripts, and exercises please have a look at the website of THE PHOTONICS GROUP at Jena University.

  • Fundamentals of Modern Optics (WS 2009/2010, WS 2010/2011, WS 2011/2012, Stefan Skupin)
    • geometrical optics
    • electromagnetic fields in homogeneous and inhomogeneous dispersive media
    • diffraction theory and Fourier optics
    • polarization of light
    • interference
    • optics in crystals
    • optics at interfaces and in layered media (films, resonators, 1D photonic crystals, waveguides)
  • Structure of Matter (WS 2012/2013, WS 2013/2014, Stefan Skupin)
    • dielectric polarization and susceptibility
    • bound electrons (Lorentz), free electrons (Drude)
    • Kramers Kronig relations
    • some basics of quantum mechanics
    • atoms, optical transitions
    • molecules
    • solids, band structures
  • Nonlinear Optics (SS 2009, SS 2012, Stefan Skupin)
    • nonlinear susceptibilities, symmetry properties, frequency dependency
    • nonlinear wave equation, scalar and paraxial approximation, SVEA
    • χ(2) effects, Manley-Rowe relations, OPO, OPA, SHG, phase matching, walk-off
    • χ(3) effects, NLS, solitons, wave collapse, MI, optical phase conjugation, bistability
  • Waveguide Theory (SS 2010, SS 2011, SS 2012, SS 2013, Stefan Skupin)
    • guided waves in 1D and 2D, basic theory
    • mode decomposition, orthogonality
    • weakly guiding waveguides
    • coupling of waveguides
    • pulses in waveguides
  • Computational Physics II (SS 2013, Stefan Skupin)
    • introduction to Unix and programing languages (C, Fortran)
    • numerical solutions to partial differential equations
    • fast Fourier transform
    • molecular dynamics simulations