Course Program

8.  Macroscopic Maxwell’s equations

9.  Optical response functions

10. Phenomenological models of dielectric response

11. Dispersion relations and sum rules

12. Plasmons and polaritons

13. Basic elements of nonlinear optics

Bibliographic references

Handout notes

Jackson “Classical Electrodynamics”

Landau-Lifsits “Electrodynamics of continuous media”

ExamWritten and oral exam


the class is for chemistry and physics second year students, prerequisite is the Classical Electrodynamics I class