Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Nonlinear Optics FIZ 444 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YUSUF KARAKUŞ
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YUSUF KARAKUŞ,
Course Assistants Solid State Physics Depeartment Research Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective Non linear optical events which have widespread usage in today’s technology resulted from interaction between light and matter will be investigated
Course Content Difference between linear and nonlinear optical events, optical rectifiers, formation of second and third harmonic’s, frequency scramblers, optical Kerr effect, spontaneous focusing and nonlinear optical applications will be contained
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Differentiates linear and nonlinear optics concepts Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
2 Identifies optical rectifiers Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
3 Understands formation of second harmonics Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
4 Defines frequency scramblers Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
5 Recognizes the generation of third harmonics Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 Understand optical Kerr effects and its results Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Problem Solving, Testing, Homework,
7 Understands nonlinear optical applications Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
8 Knows optical communication instruments Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Linear and Nonlinear optics [1] Page 1-20
2 Formation of second harmonics [1] Page 21-40
3 Optical rectifiers [1] Page 41-60
4 Blending three wave [1] Page 61-80
5 Generation of third harmonics [1] Page 81-100
6 Optical Kerr effect [1] Page 101-120
8 Blending four wave [1] Page 211-140
9 Spontaneous phase modulation [1] Page 141-160
10 Spontaneous focusing [1] Page 161-180
11 Nonlinear optical applications [1] Page 181-200
12 Optical switching [1] Page 201-220
13 Hologram [1] Page 221-240
14 Optical communication [1] Page 241-260
Course Notes Optical Properties of Solids, Mark Fox, Oxford University Press, 2001
Course Resources Nanophotonics, Paras N. Prasad, A John Willey & Sons, Inc., Publication
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having enough background in engineering topics related to mathematics, science and their fields. Skill of using theoretical and applied knowledge with engineering solutions in the field, X
2 Identifing, determining, formulating and solving engineering problems. With this purpose choosing and applying analytical methods and modelling techniques, X
3 To analyze a system, a part of a system or a process itself and the skill of design under the given constrains in order to fulfill the specifications. In that direction, the skill of applying modern design techniques X
4 Skill of choosing and applying the modern techniques and vehicles needed by the engineering applications. Skill of using the information technology effectively. X
5 Skill of designing and performing an experiment, data acquisition, analyzing and interpreting results, X
6 Ability of accessing information and doing research. Skill of using databases and other information sources. X
7 Effective working ability both as an individual and as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, self-esteem on taking responsibility, X
8 Ability to make oral or written communication in Turkish. At least one foreign language knowledge, X
9 Consciousness of the necessity of the life time learning, following the developments in science and technology and ability of ones’ continous self renewal. X
10 Consciousness of occupational and ethical responsability, X
11 Consciousness on the subjects of project management, field applications, employees health, environment and work safety; awareness on legal consequences of engineering applications, X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 12
1. Ödev 5
2. Kısa Sınav 13
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 4 8
Assignment 1 4 4
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 133
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.32
dersAKTSKredisi 5