ECE 6501 - Photonics I

The Photonics course is a one-semester course designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the subject of optics as it applies to photonics.  Topics include ray optics, wave optics, Gaussian Beam optics, Fourier optics, Electromagnetic waves, polarization optics, Photonic crystals, guided wave optics, fiber optics, laser resonator optics, optical thin films (high reflection and anti-reflection coating design and fabrication), electromagnetic waves and applications such as solar energy, optical sensors, and optical data storage.

The text book is “Fundamentals of Photonics” by Saleh and Teich, 2nd edition.

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Fall 2018
Mool Gupta
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Weekly Live Sessions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
3:30 - 4:45 PM 3:30 - 4:45 PM

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