EE 383P: Topics in Optical Processing and Laser Communications

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.


Topic: 1 - Fourier Optics Fourier transforming properties of lenses, frequency analysis of optical imaging systems, spatial filtering, introduction to optical information processing and holography. Topic: 3 - Techniques of Laser Communications Optical propagation in crystalline media, harmonic generation, frequency conversion, and modulation systems. Topic: 4 - Fiber and Integrated Optics I Waveguiding in slabs, cylinders, and fibers. Optical fiber communications principles. Mode coupling. Guided-wave optical sources, modulators, and detectors. Topic: 5 - Fiber and Integrated Optics II Principles and practices of guided-wave optical sensor technology. Nonlinear optical effects in fibers, including amplification and fiber lasers. Topic: 6 - Optoelectronic Devices Optical fiber transmission. Light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers. Optical amplifiers. Photodetectors. Optoelectronic integrated circuits. Guided-wave devices. Topic: 8 - Optical Communications

Course Level: 



Graduate standing in engineering, mathematics, chemistry, or physics; or graduate standing and consent of instructor.