Students will have mastered the physical principles governing all of the commonly used elements of optoelectronic and fiber optic systems (e.g., lasers, laser diodes, LEDs, photodetectors, optical fiber).
Students will have sufficient background to design optical systems for applications as diverse as manufacturing, biotechnology, remote characterization and detection, and tactical defense.
E C E 434
( 3 Credits )
Introduction to ray optics, physical optics and interference, applications of Fourier optics, absorption, dispersion, and polarization of light. Second half of the course treats light sources, including lasers (gas, solid state, and semiconductor), modulation and detection of light.
ECE 320, ECE 335 or con reg
Department: ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGR College: College of Engineering