This course follows “Laser Principles” or “Laser Engineering” where you learned the classical description of the interaction of light with matter and laser operation. We will use semiclassical laser theory, (i.e., we will quantize the matter but not the field, and use Maxwell’s equations), introduce field quantization, which allows for a fully quantum mechanical treatment […]
Discusses major types of infrared detectors including thermal, photoconductors, photovoltaic, and photodiodes. Emphasis on modern starring-infrared-focal-plane design. Review of design and measurement of detector properties that contribute to detector sensitivity.
Provides a means for determining infrared system performance. Topics include components, radiometry, diffraction, etc., which are combined to provide system resolution, sensitivity, and visual activity.
Advanced concepts of both atomic and molecular spectroscopy, emphasizing fundamental principles. Primary goal of teaching students how to take, interpret, and understand a variety of different spectra.
Fundamental principles of THz-wave (1011-1013Hz) generation and detection methods and the numerous and ever growing THz applications The goal of the course is to highlight the importance of the THz region of the electromagnetic spectrum and make the students familiar with numerous methods of terahertz wave generation and detection, as well as with different applications […]
Intro to Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCLs): active region, waveguide and thermal design; simulation of laser characteristics; commercial and defense QCL applications
Liquid crystal display, projection display, microdisplay, plasma display, light emitting diodes, organic light emitting display, and field emission display. Display devices have become indispensable in our daily lives, ranging from cell phones, notebook computers, desktop monitors, TVs, to digital movies. This course is intended for graduate students who are interested in learning the latest flat […]
Theory and applications of nanostructured optical materials: effective medium theory, nanostructured surfaces, plasmon waveguides, nanophotonic circuits, metallic near-field lenses, collective modes in nanoparticle arrays, metamaterials. Theory and applications of nanostructured optical materials: effective medium theory, nanostructured surfaces, plasmon waveguides, nanophotonic circuits, metallic near-field lenses, collective modes in nanoparticle arrays, metamaterials. This course covers topics dealing […]
Design and micro-fabrication of semiconductor optoelectronics devices including passive waveguides, light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes (LDs), photodetectors and electro-optic modulators. This is a single semester course designed to strengthen the knowledge base of graduate students in the fabrication methods of modern optoelectronic semiconductor devices. Hands-on fabrication of several optoelectronic devices will be accompanied by […]
This course covers the light-matter interaction, thermal physics and solid state physics needed to understand, analyze, and engineer semiconductor lasers with different active region dimensionalities. This course covers the laser physics and principles, and their application to laser diodes in design and analysis. The physical models will be applied to two specific laser diodes, the […]