ECE 498 YVS - Special Topics in ECE - Engineering EM Compatibility
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
Engineering Electromagnetic Capability. This course will provide an overview of how light interacts with materials. Although such interaction is most rigorously described using quantum mechanics, the approach used here is mainly classical. We will first introduce classical dipole oscillators coupled with Maxwell-s equations. We will study the linear optical properties (dielectric function, susceptibility, refraction, dispersion and absorption) of gases, liquids and solids, including metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics. We will also study dispersion relations, which allow us to completely describe the dielectric function of a material by only measuring the full spectrum of a single property. We will consider how quantum mechanics modifies our picture of the optical properties of materials. The effect of magnetic polarization will be considered, as we look at optical activity and Faraday rotation. In addition, we will study nonlinear contributions to the polarization, and understan
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Course Level: Graduate