ECE Course Outline

ECE4500

Optical Engineering (3-0-3)

Prerequisites
ECE 3025 [min C]
Corequisites
None
Catalog Description
Introduction to applications of geometric & physical optics to engineering, including optical measurements, matrix methods, instruments, interference, holography, beam optics, Fourier optics & diffraction.
Textbook(s)
Pedrotti & Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics (3rd edition), Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN 9780131499331 (required)

Topical Outline
Optical Sources and Measurements
  Introduction
  Blackbody Radiator  
  Line Sources / Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
  Lasers
  Coherence (Spatial Coherence/Temporal Coherence)
  Radiometry / Photometry

Geometrical Optics (Image Formation)
  Introduction
  Prisms
  Reflection and Refraction at a Spherical Surface
  Thin and Thick Lenses 
  Optical Components
          Lenses, Mirrors, Prisms, Beam Splitters
  Aberrations in Optical Systems
  Optical Instruments
  Fiber Optics

Wave Optics
  Polarized Light
          Reflection and Refraction
          Brewster's Angle
  Interference
  Diffraction
          Fraunhoffer
          Fresnel
  Grating Diffraction 
  Laser Doppler Velicometer

Optics of Transformations
  Optical Fourier Transforms
  Holography
          Production of Holograms
          Holographic Nondestructive Testing
  Optical Data Processing
          Pattern Recognition
          Image Enhancement
  Optical Memories

Light and Matter
  Birefringence
  Electro-optic, Magneto-optic and Acousto-optic Devices
  Optical Detectors
  Optical Recording Materials
  Optical Displays
          Alphanumeric Displays
          Image Displays
  Optical Communications Systems
      terials
  Optical Displays
          Alphanumeric Displays
          Image Displays
  Optical Communications