Physical optics, wave propagation in inhomogeneous media, acousto-optic and electro-optic effects and their applications in intensity modulation and phase modulation of laser beams, lasers, optical detection.
Electro-optics is a growing field. This activity reaches into most scientific and engineering disciplines. There is a definite need in academia as well as in industry for qualified individuals who are trained in the optical sciences. The emphasis will be on physical principles at the graduate level.
Percentage of Course
|1. Linear wave propagation, polarization||5%|
|2. Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction||15%|
|3. Wave propagation in inhomogeneous media||20%|
|4. Acousto-optic effect and applications:||%|
|a. The acousto-optic effect: General formalism||10%|
|b. Contemporary Approach||5%|
|c. Modern Applications||10%|
|5. Wave propagation in anisotropic media||10%|
|6. Birefringence and index ellipsoid||5%|
|7. Electro-optic effect and application||10%|
|8. Optical resonators||10%|