Courses Taught in the College

OSE3043 Analytical Methods of Photonics
Applications-oriented course on analytical concepts prevalent in optics and engineering integrating Matlab as a computational support tool.
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OSE3052 Foundations of Photonics
Introduction to light as rays, waves, and photons. Optical fibers. Interference and diffraction. Polarization. Image formation. LEDs and Lasers. Detectors. Optical systems (cameras, scanners, sensors)
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OSE3052L Foundations of Photonics Laboratory
Laboratory experiments introducing geometrical and physical optics. Image formation. Fiber transmission. Laser beams. Interferometers. Optical systems (cameras, scanners, sensors). Polarization devices.
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OSE3053 Electromagnetic Waves for Photonics
Electromagnetic theory of light. Fresnel reflection and refraction. Polarization and crystal optics. Metallic and dielectric waveguides.
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OSE3200 Geometric Optics
Fundamentals of geometrical Optics. Geometrical theory of image formation. Chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. Optical Systems.
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OSE3200L Geometric Optics Lab
Laboratory for the companion course OSE3200 (Geometrical Optics). Light as rays. Reflection, refraction, transmission. Lenses, mirrors, prisms. Image formation, beam manipulation. Measure and characterize optical systems like telescopes, cameras, and microscopes.
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OSE4240 Optics and Photonics Design
Analysis and design of optical and photonic systems. Assessment of image quality using optical design software. Simulation of waveguides and integrated-optic systems using photonic design software.
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OSE4410 Optoelectronics
Introduction to the principles and design of semiconductor optoelectronic devices including photodiodes, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, and CCDs. Applications include photovoltaics, displays, photodetection, and optical communications.
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OSE4410L Optoelectronics Laboratory
Basics of semiconductor optoelectronic devices including photodiodes, light-emitting diodes, laser diodes, CCDs. Applications include solar cells, displays, photodetection, and optical communications.
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OSE4470 Fiber-Optic Communications
Introduction to the principles and design of fiber-optic communication systems including the integrated-optic and optoelectronic devices used in transmitters and receivers.
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OSE4470L Fiber-Optic Communications Laboratory
Laboratory experiments covering the optical fiber as a communication channel, coupler, transmitter and receiver using optoelectronic device, multiplexing, and overall systems performance.
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OSE4520 Laser Engineering
The photon nature of light. Absorption and spontaneous and stimulated emission of light. Fluorescence. Optical amplifiers. Optical resonators. Lasers. Pulsed lasers. Nonlinear optical wave conversion.
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OSE4520L Laser Engineering Laboratory
The photon nature of light. Absorption and spontaneous and stimulated emission of light. Fluorescence. Optical amplifiers. Optical resonators. Lasers. Pulsed lasers. Nonlinear optical wave conversion.
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OSE4720 Visual Optics
Optics of the human eye and color vision. Optical and neural processing of spatial, temporal, and color information. Detection, discrimination, and recognition. Color science.
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OSE4721 Biophotonics
This course is an introduction to photobiology (interaction of light with biological matter), tissue optics, light-induced cellular processes, optical biosensors, and cellular and molecular imaging.
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OSE4830 Imaging and Display
Mathematical and physical models of two- and three-dimensional imaging systems including gazing, scanning, interferometric, tomographic, and hyperspectral systems. Applications to remote sensing, biology, and medicine.
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OSE4830L Imaging and Display Laboratory
Laboratory experiments introducing imaging systems. 2D gazing and scanning systems. Interferometeric metrology. Optical coherence tomography. Spectroscopy and spectral imaging. Display systems.
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OSE4930 Frontiers of Optics and Photonics
Introduction to recent advances in optics & photonics, to ethical issues, and to effective communication appropriate to the field of optics & photonics.
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OSE4951 Senior Design I
Development of the technical, communication, and team skills for successful design of optical and photonic systems. Preparation of project proposals for Senior Design II.
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OSE4952 Senior Design II
Execution of project developed in OSE 4911, including complete project design review, prototyping, construction, testing, cost, functionality, demonstration, presentation, and reporting. Emphasis on team effort.
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OSE5115 Interference, Diffraction and Coherence
Interference of light, optical interferometry, Fraunhofer and Fresnel scalar diffraction, diffraction gratings, temporal coherence, spatial coherence, and partial coherence. (As of Fall 2009, this course replaced OSE5115)
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OSE5312 Light Matter Interaction
Microscopic theory of absorption, dispersion, and refraction of materials; classical and quantum mechanical description of optical properties.
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OSE6111 Optical Wave Propagation
Optical propagation of light waves as applied to isotropic, anisotropic, inhomogeneous media, guided waves and Gaussian beams. (As of Fall 2008, this course replaced OSE5111.)
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OSE6211 Imaging and Optical Systems
Application of Fourier transform theory to optical systems design. Development of optical correlation techniques. Holographic techniques and applications.
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OSE6474 Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications
Introduces key principles and analysis of optical communication systems. Emphasis on developing the ability to analyze and design digital, analog fiber-based systems and networks.
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OSE6525 Laser Engineering
Principles of laser amplification and oscillations; design of lasers; general characteristics of excitation systems.
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