Principles of laser amplification and oscillations; design of lasers; general characteristics of excitation systems. This is a single semester course on Lasers. Although currently called “Laser Engineering” it is being renamed “Principals of Lasers” and is a new introductory course on lasers. It is suitable for students with backgrounds in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and […]
Introduces key principles and analysis of optical communication systems. Emphasis on developing the ability to analyze and design digital, analog fiber-based systems and networks. OSE 6474 – Optical Communication Systems Course Goals & Objectives This course will aim at elucidating the key principles underlying the analysis of optical communication systems based on their fiber- and […]
Application of Fourier transform theory to optical systems design. Development of optical correlation techniques. Holographic techniques and applications. Prerequisite Graduate standing or consent of instructor Textbooks J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics, 2nd Ed. A. Papoulis, Systems and transforms with applications in optics R. Bracewell, The Fourier transform and its applications H. Stark, Applications […]
Optical propagation of light waves as applied to isotropic, anisotropic, inhomogeneous media, guided waves and Gaussian beams. This course discusses the fundamentals properties of light propagation in free space and inside various technologically relevant materials, as well as the effect of materials interfaces on light propagation. The covered propagation modes include plane waves, Gaussian beams, […]
Microscopic theory of absorption, dispersion, and refraction of materials; classical and quantum mechanical description of optical properties. Course Description This course discusses the interaction of light with matter. We will find that many important optical properties can be described quite accurately using surprisingly simple models. Initially we will model atoms as classical dipole oscillators (“electrons […]
Interference of light, optical interferometry, Fraunhofer and Fresnel scalar diffraction, diffraction gratings, temporal coherence, spatial coherence, and partial coherence.