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Graduate Record 2007-2008 
Graduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

ECE 541 - Optics and Lasers

Reviews the electromagnetic principles of optics; Maxwell’s equations; reflection and transmission of electromagnetic fields at dielectric interfaces; Gaussian beams; interference and diffraction; laser theory with illustrations chosen from atomic, gas and semiconductor laser systems; detectors including photomultipliers and semiconductor-based detectors; and noise theory and noise sources in optical detection. (SI)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: ECE 303, 309, 323.

Credits: 3