EECS 434 provides an introduction to photonics, optoelectronics, lasers and fiber-optics. The course begins by analyzing optical propagation, reflection/refraction at interfaces and optics in anisotropic media. Polarization is discussed, with application to liquid crystal displays and waveplates. Anti-reflection coatings, dielectric mirrors, and interferometers are studied. Dielectric waveguides and fiber optics are discussed, together with methods of modulating radiation for communications and metrology. Optical spectral analysis, filtering, resonators, lasers and coherence are covered. The course concludes with semiconductor optics: laser diodes, LEDs, photo-detectors and communication systems.
For more information about when this course will be offered, please see the ISD current and projected course schedules at the link below.