# Advanced E&M - Quantum Optics and Confined Structures

### Grader: J. McEwen Text: None required.

Schumacher will cover quantum optics based largely on The Quantum Theory of Light by Loudon. Lafyatis will cover confined structures based largely on Principles of Nano-optics by Novotny and Hecht. Free e-book version here. Second edition due out soon.

 Announcements Homework Applets Links Book References

Aug 23. Welcome!

## Homework

 #1 Here is some help for 1.4. #2 As described in the solution set, the wikipedia pages on "binomial coefficients" and "multiset" are helpful. #3 Here is the link referred to in the assignment. #4 #5 #6 #7

## Applets and Links From Various Sites (mostly for other classes I've taught, so far)

 Fermat's Principle Illustrated for reflection and refraction. Physlets Optics Physlets are physics applets. Good ones for our class are the virtual optics bench, thin films, and polarization. More are available here Try them. Fourier Synthesis Uses your speakers so you can hear the result. Group velocity and phase velocity Simple illustration of how a wave looks when differing speeds are used. Try it at the highest frequency and follow the motion near the node in the envelope function. Group Velocity Demonstration Allows you to superpose two arbitrary waves specified using C-like syntax. Subluminal Illustrates how a pulse can appear to propagate faster than light. (The author should have named it "superluminal" I suppose.) I like this one.

 Java Optics Fabry-Perot demonstration Diffraction by slits Propagating waves

 Olympus Microscopy Resource Center (OMRC) Excellent tutorials on many subjects relevant to our class, including both articles and interactive components. OMRC - Lenses See especially the sections on aberrations. Many of the lecture figures were taken from here. OMRC - Vision I don't cover this much, but only because of time limits. I enjoy learning about the physiology and neuralogy of vision more than the physics.