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APPPHYS 77N: Functional Materials and Devices

Preference to freshmen. Exploration via case studies how functional materials have been developed and incorporated into modern devices. Particular emphasis is on magnetic and dielectric materials and devices. Recommended: high school physics course including electricity and magnetism.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Suzuki, Y. (PI)

APPPHYS 79N: Energy Options for the 21st Century

Preference to freshmen. Choices for meeting the future energy needs of the U.S. and the world. Basic physics of energy sources, technologies that might be employed, and related public policy issues. Trade-offs and societal impacts of different energy sources. Policy options for making rational choices for a sustainable world energy economy.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

APPPHYS 203: Atoms, Fields and Photons

Applied Physics Core course appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with prior knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and ordinary differential equations. Structure of single- and multi-electron atoms and molecules, and cold collisions. Phenomenology and quantitative modeling of atoms in strong fields, with modern applications. Introduction to quantum optical theory of atom-photon interactions, including quantum trajectory theory, mechanical effects of light on atoms, and fundamentals of laser spectroscopy and coherent control.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

APPPHYS 220: Applied Electrodynamics

Techniques for general electrodynamics, illustrated by examples from geophysics, microwave engineering, optical devices, accelerators, antennas, and plasma physics. RF/microwave structure representations, scattering matrices, treatments for periodic systems. Perturbation and variational techniques applied to approximate solutions, fundamentals of numerical techniques. Analysis methods via expansions in terms of natural modes. Introduction to finite element methods via the application of variational techniques. Laboratory experiments including time domain and frequency domain methods. Solutions of inverse electrodynamic problems via perturbation techniques coupled with lab measurements (such as estimation of a physical structure via experimental measurements and formal models). Prerequisites: PHYSICS 121, MATH 106 and MATH 132, or equivalent experience.
Terms: Win, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Tantawi, S. (PI)

APPPHYS 223B: Nonlinear Dynamics: This Side of Chaos

Linear dynamics, periodic systems, Hamiltonian motion and phase space. The physics of nonlinear motion: thinking in phase space. Perturbation theory, periodic orbits, resonances, stability and instability. Integrability and symplectic integration. The KAM theorem and renormalization description of the transition to chaos. Dissipation and bifurcation. Application of methods to nanoscience, lasers and accelerators, condensed matter physics and biophysics. Prerequisites: differential equations and classical mechanics.
Terms: Aut, alternate years, not given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Ruth, R. (PI)

APPPHYS 290: Directed Studies in Applied Physics

Special studies under the direction of a faculty member for which academic credit may properly be allowed. May include lab work or directed reading.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

APPPHYS 291: Practical Training

Opportunity for practical training in industrial labs. Arranged by student with research adviser's approval. Summary of activities required.
Terms: Sum | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

APPPHYS 304: Lasers Laboratory

Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Byer, R. (PI)

APPPHYS 305: Advanced Nonlinear Optics Laboratory

Core concepts and experiments in the nonlinear interaction of laser light with matter. Experiments on second harmonic generation and optical parametric oscillation culminate with assembly and use of an optical frequency comb for student-defined, open-ended experiments. Supercontinuum light generation, carrier-envelope phase stabilization, and metrology and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: APPPHYS 304, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Lev, B. (PI)

APPPHYS 325: X-rays: Past, Present and Future (PHOTON 325)

Introduction to the physics of bright x-ray sources. Topics include: physics and basic properties of short wavelength radiation, X-ray generation via incoherent Compton scattering and High Harmonic Generation (HHG), applications and impact of insertion devices in synchrotron radiation facilities and the development of x-ray free electron lasers. Includes selected laboratory tours of the Linac Coherent Light Source and/or measurements at SLAC. Prerequisite: graduate-level electrodynamics, or consent of instructor.
Terms: alternate years, given next year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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