Credits: 3


Prerequisite: ENEE381; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical).
Modern physical optics: Gaussian beams, optical resonators, optical waveguides; theory of laser oscillation, rate equations; common laser systems. Selected modern optoelectronic devices like detectors and modulators. Role of lasers and optoelectronics in modern technology.

Semesters Offered

Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and describe light propagation through simple optical system
  • Understand the properties of optical resonators
  • Understand interaction of radiation and atomic systems
  • Get familiar with theory of laser oscillation
  • Acquire knowledge of operation principles and applications of different laser systems

Topics Covered

  • Rays and optical beams
  • Optical resonators
  • Interaction of radiation and atomic systems
  • Theory of laser oscillation
  • Common lasers and optical amplifiers
  • Simple optoelectronic devices