Course Title : Engineering Optics and Spectroscopy

Code 10G021
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Tue 2nd
Location C3-Lecture Room 3
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Masahiro Hasuo, Taiichi Shikama

Course Description

Optics are widely used in many areas of modern science and technology. Students will learn the physical properties of light and light-matter interactions, and their applications. Topics such as light propagation in dielectric media, crystal optics, quantum optics, and lasers will be explored. Interactions of light with atoms, molecules and solids as examples will be also explored with introduction of the fundamentals of spectroscopy and their applications.


Grade evaluation will be based on report examination.

Course Goals

Understand the principles of optical engineering and spectroscopy.
Develop application abilities based on the principle understanding.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Dispersion of light 6 propagation of light in dielectric media (Lorentz model), crystal optics, nonlinear optics
Quantum optics 1 quantum theory of light, principles of lasers
Light-matter interactions 5 light-induced transition, quantum states of atoms, molecules, and solids, and rules governing the transitions (selection rules)
Selection rules and group theory 2 introduction to group theory and its application to the selection rules
Confirmation of the achievement 1


Recommended books will be discussed in class.


Lecture notes will be distributed.


Undergraduate-level electromagnetism and quantum mechanics.

Independent Study Outside of Class

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