Fundamentals of Optics for Electrical Engineers
- Eugene Hecht, Optics, 4th edition, Addison Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-8053-8566-5.
- J.W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics, 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, New York, 1996.
Introduction to diffraction and 2-D Fourier optics, geometrical optics, paraxial systems, third-order aberrations, Gaussian beam propagation, optical resonators, polarization, temporal and spatial coherence, optical materials and nonlinear effects, and electro-optic modulators. Applications to holography, optical data storage, optical processing, neural nets, associative memory and optical interconnects.
May be convened with ECE 459. Graduate-level requirements include different exam questions and grading.
- Homework: 8-10 assignments
- Project: 1 project
- Quizzes: 5 quizzes
- Exams: 2 midterm exams, 1 final exam
- Typical grading policy: 40% midterms, 20% final exam, 20% quizzes, 20% project