The BRADLEY DEPARTMENT of ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINEERING

ECE 4144 Introduction to Optical Information Processing | ECE | Virginia Tech

Undergraduate PROGRAMS

Course Information

Description

Modern wave optics. The application of Fourier transforms to image analysis, optical spatial filtering and image processing.

Why take this course?

Use of optical techniques for information processing is a growing field.

Technical Elective

Prerequisites

C- or better in 3106

Electromagnetic wave propagation as in 3106 and Fourier transforms as in 3714

Major Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the basic elements of image formation systems
  • Design and implement the spatial filtering characteristics of optical systems
  • Develop holographic systems

Course Topics

Topic

Percentage of Course

Linear System Theory and Fourier Transform in two dimensions. 18%
Fraunhofer and Fresnel Diffraction 12%
Huygen’s Principle and Kirchhoff’s integral 6%
Fourier transforming properties of lenses 10%
Coherent Optical Information Processing Systems 12%
Coherent Optical Complex Spatial Filtering 18%
Incoherent Optical Information Processing 12%
Holography 12%