Integrated Optics

Theory and design of integrated photonic devices.

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.

Fourier Techniques and Signal Analysis

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Nonlinear Optics

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

Modulation, Diffractive and Crystal Optics

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


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

Optical Engineering

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

Optical Fiber Communications

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

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.

Optical Fibers

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

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