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.
Why take this course?
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.
3106 and 3614; graduate standing
Graduate standing is required and knowledge of electromagnetic field propagation, such as covered in 3106, is essential at the beginning of this course. The basics of Fourier transformation and modulation as they will be applied in the analysis of optical systems are also essential prerequisite background. Such material is covered in 3614.
Major Measurable Learning Objectives
Identify basic acousto-optic and electro-optic interactions
Explain the background of these interactions, and
Analyze and design basic optical modulation in modern optical systems.