Optical Engineering (697P)

MIE 697P – Optical Engineering and Photonics (Fall 2018)

Jae-Hwang Lee, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office: 313 ELAB I    Email: leejh@umass.edu

Course Description
This course introduces the basic principles and applications of optical materials, components, systems, processing, and methods in engineering. Furthermore, it explores the fundamentals of optical and optoelectronic phenomena and devices based on classical and quantum properties of radiation and matter in lasers and applications. This course also provides the fundamental knowledge for understanding optical metamaterials and their applications. Since the lectures are given at the undergraduate junior level, this course will be particularly useful for graduate students who want to learn contemporary optical engineering and photonics without special prerequisites.

Course Logistics
Lectures are scheduled Tu/Th from 10:00-11:15AM in the Lederle Grad Res. Ctr. Room A201

B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics. 2nd ed. Wiley. (Optional)

Final Exam (40%)
Topical Presentation (30%)
Homework (30%)

Lecture Topics
Electromagnetism & optics
Photons & atoms
Polarization optics & devices
Fiber optics & optical communications
Lasers & applications
Semiconductors & photonic interactions
Optical detectors
Acousto-optical and electro-optical devices
Nonlinear optics and applications
Optical metamaterials