University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

Electro-Optics

Partha Banerjee, Program Director

The interdisciplinary programs of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in electro-optics are administered by the School of Engineering with the cooperative support of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Doctorate of Philosophy in Electro-Optics

The minimum semester-hour requirement for the doctoral degree is 90 semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree (which must include the EO core or its equivalent), or 60 semester hours beyond the EO M.S. degree or equivalent.  This includes the credit for the doctoral dissertation.  Doctoral candidates are required to register for two semester hours of dissertation during the semester in which the dissertation is defended.

 

The Plan of Study of a student seeking the Ph.D. in Electro-Optics must successfully complete a minimum of 90 semester hours beyond the bachelor's degree which must include the following:

1.  Core courses as given in the EO Master's program or equivalent

2.  Twelve semester hours of approved 600-level Electro-Optics courses.

3.  Six semester hours of approved graduate mathematics courses.

4.  Twelve semester hours of Technical Electives. 

4.  Thirty semester hours of Ph.D. dissertation credits in Electro-Optics.

See also the Doctoral Degree Requirements in School of Engineering section in the bulletin and consult with the director of the electro-optics program.

 

Master of Science in Electro-Optics

The individual Plan of Study will include the specific courses and all other requirements of the M.S. EO degree the student is expected to complete.  The Plan of Study must be filed with the School of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies prior to registration for the tenth graduate credit hour or before registration for the third semester.  The Plan of Study and any amendments thereto must be approved by the advisor, the Program Director, and the Associate Dean of the School of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies. 

EOP 501Geometric Optics3
EOP 502Opticl Radtn&Matter3
EOP 505Introductn-Lasers3
EOP 506Electro-Optc Dev&Sys3
EOP 513Lin Sys&Fourier Opt3
EOP 514Guided-Wave Optics3
EOP 541LGeom & Phys Opt Lab1
EOP 542LEO Systems Lab1
EOP 543LAdv EO Lab1
Technical Elective3
Thesis Option: Six semester hours of EO thesis credits; No-Thesis Option: Six additional credits of Technical Electives in EOP or ECE6
Total Hours30

 See also Master's Degree Requirements in School of Engineering section in the bulletin and consult with the director of the electro-optics program.

Courses

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 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

No description available.

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.