** 2013/2014**

**Fall****:
not teaching**

**Winter****:
**
**EE141. Engineering Electromagnetics**

I
Introduction to electromagnetism and Maxwell’s equation. A very basic
introduction to vector calculus, Stokes and divergence theorem.

**Spring****: EE136**

**EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

** 2012/2013**

**Fall****: EE340. Optical micro- and
nano-cavities (formerly known as: Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics).**
Optical micro- and nano-cavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

**Winter****: EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

**Spring****:
sabbatical **

** 2011/2012**

**Fall****:
sabbatical **

**Winter****: EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

**Spring: EE340. Optical micro- and
nano-cavities (formerly known as: Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics).**
Optical micro- and nano-cavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

** 2008/2009, 2009/2010,
and 2010/2011**

**Fall****: EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

**Winter****:
EE234. Photonics laboratory. **Photonics
and fiber optics with a focus on communication and sensing. Experimental
characterization of semiconductor lasers, optical fibers, photodetectors,
receiver circuitry, fiber optic links, optical amplifiers, and optical sensors
and photonic crystals. Prerequisite: EE 142 or equivalent.

**Spring: EE340. Optical micro- and
nano-cavities (formerly known as: Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics).**
Optical micro- and nano-cavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

** 2007/2008**

**Fall****: EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

**Spring: EE340. Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics.**
This year's topic is optical microcavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

** 2006/2007**

**
Fall: EE222/APPHYS222. Applied Quantum Mechanics I.**
Emphasis is on applications in modern devices and systems. Topics include: Schrödinger's equation, eigenfunctions and eigenvalues, operator approach to quantum mechanics, Dirac notation, solutions of simple problems including quantum wells and tunneling. Quantum harmonic oscillator, annihilation and creation operators, coherent states. Two-particle states, entanglement, and Bell states. Quantum key distribution and teleportation. Calculation techniques including matrix diagonalization, perturbation theory, and variational method. Time-dependent perturbation theory, applications to optical absorption, nonlinear optical coefficients, and Fermi's golden rule. Methods for one-dimensional problems: transfer matrix method and WKB method. Quantum mechanics in crystalline materials. Prerequisites: PHYSICS 65 (or PHYSICS 45 and 47) and MATH 43, or by permission of the instructor. 3 units.

EE222 class
web site

**Winter: EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

**Spring: EE340. Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics.**
This year's topic is optical microcavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

** 2005/2006**

** Fall:
EE016N. ****(Freshman
Seminar) From science fiction to science and engineering.**

**Winter: EE136.
Introduction to nanophotonics and nanostructures. **Introduction**
**to a number of interesting topics in nanophotonics and nanostructures and
their applications. After a basic review of waves (electromagnetic and quantum
mechanical) and semiconductors, we will discuss various approaches to confine
these waves and devices employing such confinement.
Localization of light and applications: metallic mirrors, photonic
crystals, optical waveguides, microresonators, plasmonics. Localization of
quantum mechanical waves: quantum wells, wires and dots. Generation of light in
semiconductors: spontaneous and stimulated emission, lasers, and light emitting
diodes. Devices incorporating localization** **of both electromagnetic and
quantum mechanical waves, such as resonant cavity quantum well lasers and
microcavity-based single photon sources. System-level applications of the
introduced concepts, such as optical communications, biochemical sensing, and
quantum cryptography. Prerequisites:
basic familiarity with electromagnetic and quantum mechanical waves, and
semiconductors, at the level of EE41 or equivalent.

**Spring: EE340. Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics.**
This year's topic is optical microcavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

**Spring: APPPHYS483. ****Optics
and Electronics Seminar****.**
Current research topics in lasers, quantum electronics, optics, and photonics by
faculty, students, and invited speakers. May be repeated for credit. 1unit.
Instructor: Vuckovicc

** 2003/2004 and 2004/2005**

EE222 class web site

**Winter: EE223/APPHYS223/PHYSICS223. Applied Quantum Mechanics II.**
Continuation of 222, including more advanced topics:
angular momentum in quantum mechanics, spin, hydrogen atom, systems of identical
particles (bosons and fermions), quantum interference, introductory quantum
optics (electromagnetic field quantization, Fock states, coherent states,
squeezed states), fermion annihilation and creation operators, interaction of
different kinds of particles, and other topics in electronics, optoelectronics,
optics, and quantum information. Prerequisites: EE/APPHYS 222, or by permission
of the instructor. 3 units. Instructor:
Vuckovic

EE223 class
web site

**Spring: EE340. Advanced topics in optics and quantum optics.**
This year's topic is optical microcavities and their device applications.
Introduction to various types of optical microcavities (microdisks, microspheres, and photonic crystal cavities), their electromagnetic properties, design and fabrication techniques. Fundamentals of cavity quantum electrodynamics: strong and weak-coupling regime, Purcell factor, spontaneous emission control. Applications of optical microcavities, including low-threshold lasers, resonant cavity light emitting diodes, and single-photon sources. Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or basic graduate level knowledge of electromagnetics, quantum mechanics, and physics of semiconductors. 3 units.
Instructor: Vuckovic

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