Title: Introduction to Photonics
Coordinator: Lih Y. Lin, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Goals: To acquaint students with vocabulary, major principles and phenomena of modern optics and photonic devices.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
F. L. Pedrotti, L. S. Pedrotti, and L. M. Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics, 3rd Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Prerequisites by Topic:
Course Structure: Class meets for two lectures a week, each consisting of a 100 minute session with a 10 minute break in between. Homework is assigned for each topic. There is a midterm exam and a final exam or a final project.
Computer Resources: Mathematical programming software such as Matlab, Mathcad, or Mathematica will be useful for some of the homework problems and final project.
Laboratory Resources: Not required.
Grading: Homework (25%), Midterm exam (40%), Final exam or final project (30%), Class participation (5%).
ABET Student Outcome Coverage: This course addresses the following outcomes:
H = high relevance, M = medium relevance, L = low relevance to course.
(1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. (H) The course applies knowledge of physics and mathematics to description and analysis of optical phenomena, devices and systems. Electromagnetic theory and optics formalisms are used throughout the course.
(5) 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. (L) The final project may require working as teams and collaboratively achieving the design goals.
(7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. (M) To solve problems in photonics requires the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge, tools and learning strategies in engineering, physics and math.
Preparer: Lih Y. Lin
Last Revised: March 4, 2019