ECE Courses


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Course Number  Course Title and Catalog Description
ECE4500
Optical Engineering
Introduction to applications of geometric & physical optics to engineering, including optical measurements, matrix methods, instruments, interference, holography, beam optics, Fourier optics & diffraction.
ECE4501
Fiber Optics
Combined lecture-laboratory exporation of the technology of fiber optics, with special emphasis optical fiber communications systems.
ECE4751
Laser Theory and Applications
Provides an introduction to the theory and applications of laser principles and related instrumentation. Emphasis is on the fundamental principles underlying laser action. Crosslisted with PHYS 4751.
ECE6500
Fourier Techniques and Signal Analysis
Introduction to the use of Fourier Methods for analysis of signals.
ECE6501
Fourier Optics and Holography
Applications of the Fourier transform and linear systems theory to the analysis of optical propagation, diffraction, imaging, holography, wavefront modulation, and signal processing.
ECE6510
Electro-Optics
Study of the fundamental principles and primary applications of lasers, and of detectors of optical radiation.
ECE6520
Integrated Optics
Theory and design of optical waveguides and optical waveguide devices.
ECE6521
Optical Fibers
Provides an in-depth understanding of the light guiding properties of optical fibers as used in communication systems.
ECE6522
Nonlinear Optics
Provides an introduction to the field of nonlinear optics, exploring the physical mechanisms, applications, and experimental techniques.
ECE6530
Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics
Provides a working knowledge of temporal and spatial optical modulation, diffractive optical devices and crystal optics.
ECE6540
Organic Optoelectronics
Fundamental understanding of the optical and electronic properties of organic materials and devices that form the basic of the emerging technological area of printed flexible optoelectronics.
ECE6542
Optoelectronics: Devices, Integration, Packaging, Systems
Optoelectronic devices (detectors, emitters, modulators) from the practical realized and theoretical performance perspective. Explores monolithic and hybrid integration of devices, packaging and system implementation.
ECE6543
Fiber Optic Networks
Architectural, performance and design aspects of fiber-optic communications networks, components and technologies. Relationship between the physical network implementation and the higher-level network architecture.
ECE6771
Optoelectronics: Materials, Processes, Devices
Optoelectronic materials, physical processes, and devices. Includes compound semiconductor materials, excitation, recombination, gain, and modulation processes and devices such as emitters, detectors, and modulators. Crosslisted with PHYS 6771.