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Fall 2014-2015
* ELE 342  

Principles of Quantum Engineering

Alejandro W. Rodriguez

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles underlying quantum mechanics, with an eye toward applications in solid-state and nanophotonic devices. Fundamental concepts associated with quantum and optical waves will be discussed, including issues of behavior localization, propagation and interference of waves in various settings. These will be introduced in the context of exciting developments/results at the frontiers of research! Students will leave the course with a broad and solid foundation to take more specific courses for solid-state photonics and quantum electronics. (e.g. ELE 441, 442, 453).

Sample reading list:
Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Eisberg & Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and...
Cohen-Tannoudji,, Quantum Mechanics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets and relevant readings. Expect about six hours of preparation outside the classroom. Reading 20 pages per week.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
(PHY 103 or PHY 105) and (PHY 104 or PHY 106). Knowledge of linear algebra and differential equations helpful..

Other information:
Background in differential equations and linear algebra very useful. Contact instructor for additional information.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22279 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:8 Limit:25