NLO - Nonlinear Optics

  • Type: Lecture (L) + Tutorial (T)
  • Semester: Summer Term
  • Place:

    ONLINE IN SS2021


  • Time:

    Tuesday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am (lecture)

    Wednesday, 08:00 am - 09:30 am (tutorial)

  • Start: April 13, 2021 (lecture) - April 14, 2021 (tutorial)
  • Lecturer:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koos

       Pascal Maier, M.Sc.
       Huanfa Peng, Ph.D.
       Innokentiy Zhdanov, M.Sc.

  • SWS: 2 (+2)
  • Lv-No.: 2309468 (L)
  • Information:

    2309469 (tutorial)


In SS2021, this lecture course and tutorial will be offered as digital courses on ILIAS. 



Contents and General Information

NLO Lecture Materials
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NLO_General-Information_Webpage.pdf 2021-04-09 18:19 76.75 KB

Oral Examinations

Appointments for oral examinations

Online examination registration via the Campus Management System for Students is mandatory for all students of the Bachelor- and Masterdegree Programm.

Please contact our secretary Ms. Bettina Rasche or Ms. Marlis Koch (by e-mail to office∂ with your full name and matriculation number) to make appointments for oral examinations.


NLO Tutorial Problem Sets & Solutions
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Nonlinear optics describes the behavior of light in nonlinear media, which feature a nonlinear relationship between the dielectric polarization and the electric field. In consequence, the superposition principle of classical optics is not valid any more, i.e. light beams can interact with - rather than simply pass through - each other. Nonlinear optical effects are exploited for various industrial and scientific applications such as:


  • Ultrafast all-optical signal processing on fs time scales
  • High-speed electro-optic moduators for data transmission
  • Femtosecondlasers and frequency combs
  • Direct-write 3D lithography
  • Linear and nonlinear opical spectroscopy    



  • Maxwell equations for the nonlinear optics
  • Nonlinear effects overview
  • The nonlinear optical susceptibility, second-harmonic generation
  • The electro-optical effect and the electro-optical modulator, acousto-optical modulator
  • Third order nonlinearities
  • Nonlinear effects in semiconductors
  • Nonlinear effects in optical fibers