- EE492 - FALL 2000
- 4 Credit Hours (4 Laboratory Credits and 2 Design Credits).
Tue. Th., 3:30 - 4:50 PM
Location: 111 Talbert Hall
Course Goals: The purpose of this course is to review the current status of photonic systems, optical communications systems, electromagnetic theory and propagation of laser beams. It will introduce waveguide theory, optical fibers, optical resonators, interaction of light with materials, laser oscillation, harmonic generation, electrooptic modulation, noise, detection of light, acoustooptic effect, holography, semiconductor lasers, phase conjugation, soliton, and quantum optics. Video tapes, computer programs, and software package, as virtual laboratory, will be used to supplement lectures.
Prof. Alexander Cartwright
Office Hours: Th: 1:50 - 3:20 PM or by appointment.
Teaching Assistant: none
- Text: B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics," John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 1991.
Yariv, Optical Electronics, Chuang, Physics of Optoelectronic Devices,
Joseph T. Verdeyen, Laser Electronics, 3rd ed, Prentice Hall, 1993.
Prerequisites: PHA 108; Pre or Corequisite: MTH 242
Course Descriptions: This course will use collaborative hands-on learning techniques. Students will be required to work in groups of three and submit a number of group projects. These projects will require written and verbal reports to class members. Remember, this is a collaborative learning environment and we are all here to help each other learn this material as well as possible.
Course Topics: Introduction to lasers; a short review of electromagnetic theory; concept of temporal and spatial coherence; wave propagation; optical resonators; stimulated emission and absorption; Q-switching and mode-locking; characteristics and applications of specific lasers.
|Midterm Exam||15 %|
|Final Exam||25 %|
|Group Design Projects||20 %|
|Quizzes - in class||10%|
Some of these homework assignments will be conducted as group homework projects. However, each student will hand in their own written solutions.
Reading: Chapters 1, 2, 3, Light, Optics and Gaussian Beams
1.2-1, 1.2-3, 2.2-2, 1.4.1, 2.2-5, 2.4-2, 2.5-1, 3.1-1, 3.2-1, 3.2-3. .......... Solutions
Extra Credit: 1.4-4, 2.6-1
Reading: Chapters 5, Waves
5.1-1, 5.3-1, 5.4-1 ........... Solutions
Reading: Chapter 6, Polarization
6.1-2, 6.1-3, 6.1-6, 6.2-3, 6.6-1........... Solutions
Reading: Chapter 7, Waveguides
7.1-2, 7.2-1, 7.2-2, 7.2-5, 7.3-1
Reading: Chapter 8, Fiber Optics
8.1-1, 8.1-2, 8.2-1, 8.2-2, 8.3-1, 8.3-4
Reading: Chapter 9, Resonators
9.1-1, 9.1-3, 9.1-5, 9.2-4, 9.2-7
Reading: Chapter 12, Photons and Atoms
12.2-2, 12.3-1, 12.3-2, 12.3-5
Reading: Chapter 13, Laser Amplifiers
13.1-1, 13.1-3, 13.2-2, 13.3-2, 13.3-5
Reading: Chapter 14, Lasers
14.2-1, 14.2-3, 14.2-6, 14.2-8, 14.3-5
There will include
a few laser experiments conducted in 119 Bonner Hall. Labs will be expected
to last about 30 minutes to 1 hour and sign-up sheets will be posted.
These labs will be conducted as a group (about 3 students).
|Laboratory #1||Gaussian Beams|
|Laboratory #2||Waves, Interference, and Polarization|
|Laboratory #3||Waveguides and Fiber Optics|
|Laboratory #4||Resonators and Gain|
|Laboratory #5||Semiconductor Lasers and Detectors|
|Laboratory #6||Group Laboratory|