ECE Course Syllabus
ECE6530 Course Syllabus
Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics (3-0-3)
- Technical Interest
- Optics and Photonics
- Catalog Description
- Provides a working knowledge of temporal and spatial optical modulation, diffractive optical devices and crystal optics.
- No Textbook Specified.
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.
Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering): 1. Explain optical propagation in uniaxial and biaxial media in terms of the allowed wavevector surface and the index ellipsoid. 2. Explain the operation and accuracy of birefringent devices such as beamsplitters and polarizers. Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems): 1. Analyze the operation of linear and quadratic n electro-optic modulators based on the electro-optic tensor. 2. Analyze diffraction from a one-dimensional grating based on the Floquet condition and phase matching. Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield): 1. Design photonic crystal devices based on their band representation and the Bragg condition. 2. Design negative permittivity metamaterial devices based on their plasma resonances.
- Topical Outline
Optical Propagation in Birefringent Crystals Birefringence and index ellipsoid Uniaxial and biaxial crystals Linear Birefringent Devices Beamsplitters Polarizers and retardation plates Circular Birefringent Devices Optical activity devices Magneto-optic devices Wave Interference Interference fringes Period and slant angle Holographic recording Electro-Optic Modulation Electro-optic tensor Induced birefringence Electro-optic amplitude modulator Electro-optic phase modulator Diffractive Optics Floquet condition Grating equation Bragg condition Grating diffraction analysis Rigorous coupled-wave analysis Diffraction regimes Thick and thin gratings Angular and wavelength selectivity Photorefractive Devices Bulk photovoltaic effect Holographic storage Photorefractive/electro-optic modulators Acousto-Optic Modulation Shear and compressional waves Photoelastic effect Acousto-optic modulators Acousto-optic deflectors
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