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**1. Quantum Mechanics**

Introduction, Blackbody Radiation, Planck’s Quantum Hypothesis, Photoelectric Effect, Experimental Set–up to Study Photoelectric Effect, Experimental Results, Failure of Classical Theory, Einstein’s Explanation of Photoelectric Effect, Illustrative Examples, Compton Effect, Failure of Classical Theory, Explanation of Compton Effect by Quantum Theory, Theory, Compton Wavelength, Direction of Recoil Electron, Kinetic Energy of Recoil Electron, Experimental Demonstration, Illustrative Examples, de Broglie’s Hypothesis and Matter Waves, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Statement, Illustrations of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Applications of Uncertainty Principle, Illustrative Examples, Wave Packets, Phase Velocity and Group Velocity, Physical Significance of Wave Function (?), Schrödinger’s Equation, Time Dependent Schrödinger’s Equation, Time Independent Schrödinger’s Equation, Illustrative Examples, Free Particle in a one Dimensional Box, Illustrative Examples, Review Questions, Numericals.**2. Applications of Quantum Mechanics**

Introduction, Particle in Three Dimensional Box, Concept of Degeneracy, Illustrative Examples, Potential Barrier, Transmission Coefficient, Reflection Coefficient, Tunnel Effect, ?–Decay, Illustrative Examples, Drude Lorentz Theory, Free-Electron Model of Solid, Density of Energy State, Effect of Temperature on Fermi–Dirac Distribution, Mean Energy of Electron Gas at Absolute Zero, Illustrative Examples, Review Questions, Numericals.**3. Coherence and Optical Fibers**

Introduction, Temporal Coherence, Spatial Coherence, Difference Between Temporal and Spatial Coherence, Visibility as a Measure of Coherence, Spatial Coherence and Size of the Source, Illustrative Examples, Optical Fibers, Fundamental Definitions and Laws of Optics, Basics of Optical Fiber, Importance of Optical Fibres, Classification of Optical Fibre, Step Index Fibre, Graded Index Optical Fibre, Acceptance Angle and Numerical Aperture, Numerical Aperture, Light Propagation in Step Index Optical Fiber, Acceptance Angle and Numerical Aperture, Multipath Time Dispersion, Light Propagation in Graded Index Optical Fiber, Application of Optical Fiber Communication System, Illustrative Examples, Review Questions, Numericals.**4. Lasers and Holography**

Introduction, Absorption, Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission of Radiation: Einstein Coefficients, Absorption, Spontaneous Emission, Stimulated (Induced) Emission, Basic Principle of Laser, Ruby Laser, Construction, Working, Helium–Neon Laser, Construction, Working, Semiconductor Diode Laser, Construction, Working, Q-Switching, Mode Locking, Laser Cavity Modes, Characteristics of the Laser Light, Applications of Lasers, Illustrative Examples, Holography, Basic Principle of Holography, Construction of Hologram, Reconstruction of an Image from Hologram, Theory of Holography, Holography Versus Photography, Basic Requirements for Holography and Holographic Laboratory, Applications of Holography, Holographic Interferometry, Holographic Microscopy, Acoustic Holography, Review Questions, Numericals.**5. Nuclear Radiation Detectors**

Introduction, Principle of Detectors, Ionisation Chamber, Proportional Counter, Construction, Operation, Uses, Disadvantage, Geiger-Muller Counter [GM Counter], Construction, Principle, Operation, Quenching, Pulse Formation and Decay, Efficiency of the Counter, Main Feature of G.M. Counter, G.M. Tubes-Precautions, Scintillation Counter, Principle, Working, Advantages of Scintillation Counter, Disadvantage, Illustrative Examples, Review Questions, Numericals.**P. Practicals****P. Paper**