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, Spring 2021

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