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ECEN 5645 - Introduction to Optical Electronics

Catalog Data ECEN 5645 (3). Introduction to Optical Electronics. Introduces lasers, Gaussian optics, modulators, nonlinear optics, optical devices, and other related devices.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 3410, Electromagnetic Waves and Transmission
Textbook Anmom Yariv, Optical Electronics, 5th Ed., Oxford Press.
Course Objectives To provide students with a background on the devices used in optical communications and lasers.
Topics Covered
  1. EM theory, including anisotropic materials.
  2. Ray matrix and optical waveguides.
  3. Gaussian beams.
  4. Optical resonators.
  5. Interaction of light and atoms.
  6. Laser theory and examples.
  7. Second harmonic generation and parametric oscillators.
  8. Electro-optical modulators.
  9. Noise in optical detectors.
  10. Semiconductor lasers.

Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.