Courses

ECE 370 - Engineering Electromagnetics

Review of vector calculus, Electrostatics and magnetostatics, Electric and magnetic fields in material media, including polarization mechanisms and general boundary conditions, Solutions to static field problems, Maxwell's equations and waves in free space, dielectrics and conducting media, Reflection and refraction, Standing waves. Prerequisites: Math 102, 209, and Phys 230.

ECE 490 Electrical Engineering Design Project I (Lasers &Photonics)

2.5 (fi 6) (first term, 1-0-3). The first of two design courses that must be taken in the same academic year. Student teams research, propose, design, develop, document, prototype, and present a practical engineering system or device; teams exercise creativity and make assumptions and decisions based on technical knowledge. This first course includes project definition, planning, and initial prototyping. Formal reports and presentation of the project proposal is required. Corequisites: ECE 303 or EE 350, and ECE 212 or EE 380. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 490 or EE 400.

ECE 491 Electrical Engineering Design Project II (Lasers &Photonics)

2.5 (fi 6) (second term, 1-0-3). The second of two design courses that must be taken in the same academic year, in which student teams develop an electronic system or device from concept to working prototype. Emphasis is placed on continued execution of the project plan developed in ECE 490. Formal interim and final reports are required; groups demonstrate and present their designs. Prerequisite: ECE 490 or EE 400 in the preceding Fall term. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 491 or EE 401.

EE 571 - Optical and Quantum Electronics

Optical resonators, mode stability criteria, resonance frequency, interaction of radiation and atomic systems, homogeneous and inhomogeneous gain media, spontaneous emission, induced transitions, amplification, gain saturation, Fabry-Perot laser, specific laser systems, modelocking (active and passive), Q-switching, cavity dumping, pulse length measurement, chirped pulses, pulse compression, second harmonic generation and parametric oscillation, phase matching, parametric amplification, frequency up conversion, electro-optic modulation of light beams, traveling wave modulators, electro-optic beam deflection, interaction of light with sound, Bragg diffraction, semiconductor lasers-theory and applications, ultrafast lasers and ultrafast phenomena.