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ECE 5144 - Introduction to Electro-Optics (3C)

Course Description

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.

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.