
 OPTI 501 
  Wave equation: Maxwell’s wave equation in linear isotropic media, onedimensional case, counterpropagating waves, refractiveindex and the speed of light, temporal Fourier transform and the complex representation for a monochromatic field, Helmholtz equation, dispersion relation for planewaves, linearly and circularly polarized fields, complex basis vectors, phase and group velocities. 
  Dipole approximation: NewtonLorentz equations for a bound electronion pair in an applied light field in the Coulomb gauge, COM motion and light forces, dipole approximation for the relative motion of a bound electronion pair, electronic polarizability. 
  Classical electrodynamics for a metal: Wave equation for the transverse electric field, current density in a metal, spatial averaging and the Drude model for the current density, linear response function for the current density, frequency dependent current density and the frequency dependent conductivity. 
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