Electro-Optics

Courses

EOP 500. Introduction to Research in Electro-Optics. 0 Hours

Introduction to research methods, laboratory safety, ethics, proposal writing, technical presentations.

EOP 501. Geometric Optics. 3 Hours

Wavefronts and rays; Fermat's principle; Gaussian optics of axially symmetrical systems; aperture stops; pupils and field lenses; Lagrange invariant; angular and visual magnification; optical systems; plane mirrors and prisms; aberration theory; introduction to computer ray tracing. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the graduate EO program or permission of program director.

EOP 502. Optical Radiation & Matter. 3 Hours

Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; interaction of radiation with atomic electrons; molecular and lattice vibration; study of phenomena related to the interaction of optical radiation with matter; polarization; crystal optics; nonlinear dielectric effects. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the graduate EO program or permission of program director.

EOP 505. Introduction to Lasers. 3 Hours

Laser theory; coherence; Gaussian beams; optical resonators; properties of atomic and molecular radiation; laser oscillation and amplification; methods of excitation of lasers; characteristics of common lasers; laser applications. Prerequisite(s): (EOP 502 or a working knowledge of Maxwell's Equations; physical optics) or permission of instructor or program director.

EOP 506. Electro-Optical Devices & Systems. 3 Hours

Solid state theory of optoelectronic devices; photoemitters; photodetectors; solar cells; detection and noise; displays; electro-optic, magneto-optic, and acousto-optic modulators; integration and application of electro-optical components in electro-optical systems of various types. Prerequisite(s): EOP 502 or permission of instructor.

EOP 513. Linear Systems & Fourier Optics. 3 Hours

Mathematical techniques pertaining to linear systems theory; Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction; Fourier transform properties of lenses; frequency analysis of optical systems, spatial filtering, application such as optical information processing and holography. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the graduate EO program or permission of program director.

EOP 514. Guided-Wave Optics. 3 Hours

Light propagation in slab and cylindrical wave guides; signal degradation in optical fibers; optical sources, detectors, and receivers; coupling; transmission link analysis; fiber fabrication and cabling; fiber sensor system. Prerequisite(s): EOP 502 or permission of program director.

EOP 532. Optical Thin Film Design. 3 Hours

Fundamental principles of optical thin film design and interference filters including: single-layer and multi-layer anti-reflection designs; High-reflection multi-layer designs; Broad band reflectors; High-pass & low-pass filters; Line filters; Bandpass filters; Metal film designs; Design methods for oblique incidence; Thin film beam splitters; Numerical methods and optimization; Thin film manufacturing methods. Prerequisite(s): EOP 502, or equivalent, or instructor permission.

EOP 541L. Geometric & Physical Optics Laboratory. 1 Hour

Geometric optics; characterization of optical elements; diffraction; interference; birefringence and polarization. Prerequisite(s): EOP 501 or permission of program director.

EOP 542L. Electro-Optic System Laboratory. 1 Hour

Fiber optic principles and systems: numerical aperture, loss, dispersion, single and multimode fibers, communications and sensing systems. Project oriented investigations of electro-fiber-optic systems and devices in general: sources, detectors, image processing, sensor instrumentation and integration, electro-optic component, display technology, nonlinear optical devices and systems. Prerequisite(s): EOP 514 or permission of program director.

EOP 543L. Advanced Electro-Optics Laboratory. 1 Hour

Project-oriented investigations of laser characterization, interferometry, holography, optical pattern recognition and spectroscopy. Emphasis is on the applications of optics, electronics, and computer data acquisition and analysis to measurement problems. Prerequisite(s): EOP 541L or permission of program director.

EOP 595. Special Problems. 1-6 Hours

Special problems in Electro-Optics.

EOP 599. Thesis. 1-6 Hours

Thesis in Electro-Optics.

EOP 601. Optical Design. 3 Hours

Chromatic aberrations: doublet lens; telephoto, wide-angle, and normal lenses; triplet lens design and variations; optimization methods and computer lens design; optical transfer functions; telescopes and microscopes; two-mirror telescope design: aspheric surfaces; prism and folded optical systems, rangefinders; gratings and holographic optical elements; anamorphic optical systems; zoom systems. Prerequisite(s): EOP 501.

EOP 603. Interferometry. 3 Hours

No description available.

EOP 604. Integrated Optics. 3 Hours

Review of electromagnetic principles; dielectric slab waveguides; cylindrical dielectric waveguides; dispersion, shifting and flattening; mode coupling and loss mechanism; selected nonlinear waveguiding effects; integrated optical devices. Prerequisite(s): EOP 514.

EOP 621. Statistical Optics. 3 Hours

Optical phenomena and techniques requiring statistical methods for practical understanding and application; relevant statistical techniques for the analysis of image processing systems and the design of laser radar systems; engineering applications of statistical techniques. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the core courses of the graduate electro-optics program or permission of program director.

EOP 624. Nonlinear Optics. 3 Hours

Introduction and overview nonlinear optical interactions, classical and harmonic oscillator model, symmetry properties of nonlinear susceptibility tensor, coupled-mode formalism, sum- and difference-frequency generation, parametric oscillators, four-wave mixing, phase conjugation, optical solutions, stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering, photorefractive effect, and resonant nonlinearities. Prerequisite(s): EOP 502 or equivalent.

EOP 626. Quantum Electronics. 3 Hours

Principles of the quantum theory of electron and photon processes; interaction of electromagnetic radiation and matter; applications to solid state and semiconductor laser systems. Prerequisite(s): (ELE 506 or ELE 573 or EOP 506) or equivalent.

EOP 631. Nanophotonics. 3 Hours

The fundamentals of nanoscale light-matter interactions, basic linear and nonlinear optical properties of photonic crystals and metals; nanoscale effects in photonic devices; computational and modeling techniques used in nanophotonics; nanofabrication and design tools; nanoscale optical imaging; principles of nanocharacterization tools. Prerequisite(s): EOP 501, EOP 502, knowledge of electromagnetism and radiation-matter interactions or permission from instructor.

EOP 632. Nano-Fabrication Laboratory. 3 Hours

This laboratory course will provide hands-on experience in state-of-the-art device fabrication technology. The course will be conducted primarily in a clean room laboratory with some classroom sessions for discussions. The students will have an opportunity to design, fabricate and test their own devices. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

EOP 655. Optical Communications. 3 Hours

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EOP 656. Free Space Optical Communications. 3 Hours

Laser beam propagation, random processes, wave propagation in turbulence, turbulence spectra, structure function, coherence length, anisoplanatism, Strehl ratio, scintillation index, long-time and short-time spot size, and beam wander, bit-error rates, adaptive optics corrections, performance analysis. Prerequisite(s): EOP 513, EOP 502, or knowledge of electromagnetism and radiation-matter interactions or permission from instructor.

EOP 665. Polarization of Light: Fundamentals & Applications. 3 Hours

The fundamentals and applications of the polarization properties of light; description of state of polarization; propagation of state of polarization; polarization devices; polarization in guided waves; polarization in multilayer thin films; ellipsometry and polarimetry; birefringent filters; spatially variant polarization; polarization in subwavelength structures. Prerequisite(s): EOP 502; basic knowledge of electromagnetism and linear algebra or permission of instructor.

EOP 690. Selected Readings in Electro-Optics. 1-3 Hours

Directed readings in electro-optics areas to be arranged and approved by the chair of the student's advisory committee and the program director.

EOP 695. Special Problems in Electro-Optics. 1-3 Hours

Special topics in electro-optics not covered in regular courses. Course sections arranged and approved by the chair of the student's advisory committee and program director.

EOP 699. PhD Dissertation. 1-15 Hours

Original research in electro-optics which makes a definite contribution to technical knowledge. Results must be of sufficient importance to merit publication.