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ECE Courses by TIG

Course NumberCourse Title and Catalog Description


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.


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.



Study of the fundamental principles and primary applications of lasers, and of detectors of optical radiation.


Optical Fiber Communications

Combined lecture-laboratory exploration of the technology of fiber optics, with emphasis on optical fiber communication systems.


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.


Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics

Provides a working knowledge of temporal and spatial optical modulation, diffractive optical devices and crystal optics.


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.


Optical Engineering

Introduction to applications of geometric & physical optics to engineering, including optical measurements, matrix methods, instruments, interference, holography, beam optics, Fourier optics & diffraction.


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.


Optical Fibers

Provides an in-depth understanding of the light guiding properties of optical fibers as used in communication systems.


Integrated Optics

Theory and design of integrated photonic devices.


Fourier Techniques and Signal Analysis

Introduction to the use of Fourier Methods for analysis of signals.


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.


Nonlinear Optics

Provides an introduction to the field of nonlinear optics, exploring the physical mechanisms, applications, and experimental techniques.



Provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and primary applications of nanophotonics, which describes the behavior of light and its interactions with matter on the micro- and nano-scale.