Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics
CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.
EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.
Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.
Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Optics and Photonics
Catalog DescriptionProvides a working knowledge of temporal and spatial optical modulation,
diffractive optical devices and crystal optics.
Student OutcomesIn the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.
1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)
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.
Optical Propagation in Birefringent Crystals
Birefringence and index ellipsoid
Uniaxial and biaxial crystals
Linear Birefringent Devices
Polarizers and retardation plates
Circular Birefringent Devices
Optical activity devices
Period and slant angle
Electro-optic amplitude modulator
Electro-optic phase modulator
Grating diffraction analysis
Rigorous coupled-wave analysis
Thick and thin gratings
Angular and wavelength selectivity
Bulk photovoltaic effect
Shear and compressional waves