Details of PH4107 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
PH4107 Advanced Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics Nirmalya Ghosh

This is an advanced course on electrodynamics. This focuses on advanced applications of Maxwell's equations, especially to the field of optics. It also focuses on the wave nature of light, especially with a view towards a theory of interference, diffraction and coherence. In addition, it introduces students to the field of non-linear optics.

The vector nature of electromagnetic radiation - Polarimetry formalisms.

Propagation of electromagnetic waves in (a) conducting media (b) anisotropic media and (c) inhomogeneous media.

Non-linear effects in wave propagation in dispersive media.

Propagation of finite beams and wave packets: Diffraction Wave guides and resonant cavities.

Scattering from inhomogeneous media. First order Born approximation.

Scattering by small particles modes of spheres, spheroids, ellipsoids.

Plasmonics and metamaterials.

Intermediate electrodynamics, Mentor guidance for 2nd year IPhD students.

1 J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, John Wiley and Sons (1975).

2 W. K. H. Panofsky and M. Phillips, Classical Electricity and Magnetism, Dover Publications (2005).

3 M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of optics 7th Ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1999).

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Elective
3 IP 5 Elective
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 7 Elective
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed