Graduate Program

Graduate Courses in Optics

Courses currently being offered:

Fall
Spring

Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all graduate courses that have been offered.

NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

OPT 407 SEM PRACTICUM

Overview of techniques for using the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and Scanning Probe (AFM, STM) and analyzing data. Students perform independent lab projects commensurate with their graduate research.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 411 MATH METH FOR OPTICS & PHY

Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations.

Prerequisites: ME 201, 202 and permission of instructor
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 412 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR OPTICS

This course covers the topics in modern quantum theory which are relevant to atomic physics, radiation theory, and quantum optics. The theory is developed in terms of Hilbert space operators. The quantum mechanics of simple systems, including the harmonic oscillator, spin, and the one-electron atoms, are reviewed. Finally, methods of calculation useful in modern quantum optics are discussed. These include manipulation of coherent states, the Bloch spere representation, and conventional perturbation theory. Prerequisite: One course in undergraduate wave mechanics or permission of instructor. References: Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu and Laloe, Merzbacher, Schiff, Dirac.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 413 INTRO TO RANDOM PROCESSES

Random signals and noise in linear systems. Selected topics in probability theory, random variables, random vectors, random sequences (random walk, Martingales, ARMA model, Markov chains), random processes (Poisson process, Gaussian process, Wiener process, Markov process), stationary and cyclostatioany processes, random process inputs to linear systems, ergodicity, filtering, linear estimation, bandlimited and bandpass processes.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 414 DETECTION & ESTIMATION

Loss and utility; Bayesian inference; risk functions, randomized decisions, admissible decisions; empirical Bayes for unknown prior; Neyman-Pearson hypothesis testing, receiver operating characteristic; sufficient and minimal sufficient statistics and Rao-Blackwellization; unbiased estimation; minimum variance unbiased estimation and Cramer-Rao inequality, maximum likelihood estimation; nonparametric estimation of cdfs.

Last Offered: Spring 2015

OPT 421 OPT PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

This is a course concerning the aspects of the solid state physics of semiconductors which influence their optical properties. Topics include: electrons and holes, bandstructures, k•p theory, Kramers-Kronig relations, phonons, polaritons, electrooptic effects, nonlinear optical effects. The physics of absorption, spontaneous and stimulated emission, reflection, modulation and Raman scattering of light will be covered. III-V semiconductors will be emphasized; other semiconductor material systems will also be mentioned. Optical properties of specific semiconductor material systems will be covered. Reduced dimensionality structures such as quantum wells will be contrasted with bulk semiconductors. Optoelectronic device applications of semiconductors will be mentioned, but not covered in detail.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 422 COLOR TECHNOLOGY

Color Technology is more than just pigments, dyes, paints, and textiles. Everywhere in modern technology (smart phones, tablets, displays, lighting, cinema, printers, etc.) is the need for a basic understanding of how we measure, identify, communicate, specify, and render color from one device to another. This course addresses color order systems, color spaces, color measurement, color difference, additive and subtractive color, and rendering of color images. The student will learn about color matching, lighting conditions, metamerism, and color constancy. At the semester’s end, each student will have compiled a Color Toolbox with useful functions to derive different necessary color values within MatLab.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 423 DETECTION OF OPTCL RADIATION

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 424 FUNDAMENTALS OF LASERS

Fundamentals and applications of laser systems, including optical amplification, cavity design, beam propagation and modulation. (For all graduate students EXCEPT Optics/Physics Students)

Last Offered: Fall 2013

OPT 425 RADIATION & DETECTORS

The course covers the following topics: emission of thermal radiation, modeling of optical propagation (radiometry), quantifying the human perception of brightness (photometry) and of color (colorimetry), fundamentals of noise in detection systems, parameters for specifying the performance of optical detectors, and a survey of several specific types of lasers. References: Boyd, Radiometry and the Detection of Optical Radiation; Kingston, Detection of Optical and Infrared Radiation.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 427 LIQUID CRYSTALS & OPTICS

This course will introduce the materials, terminology, effects, and devices used in the field of liquid crystal optics. Basic structures in nematic and cholesteric liquid crystals will be discussed and related to optical phenomena like transmittance, absorption, scattering, birefringence and selective reflection (the effect seen in scarab beetles and utilized to protect the OMEGA laser at LLE from blowing itself up). Two keys for device applications are LC chemical composition and molecular alignment, and these will be covered in order to understand the manufacture and operation of passive devices like wave plates and selective reflection polarizers. The basic electro-optics for active devices like EO switches and LC displays will also be covered. Other applications to be explored include mood rings, polarizing pigments for document security, smart windows, and car paint.

Last Offered: Fall 2013

OPT 428 OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

The course is designed to give the student a basic understanding of the optical communication systems while making him aware of the recent technological advances. The following topics are covered: components of an optical communication system, propagation characteristics of optical fibers, lightwave sources such as light-emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers, optical receivers, noise analysis and bit error rate, coherent communication systems, multichannel communication systems, soliton-based communication systems. References: J. C. Palais, Fiber-Optics Communications, Prentice- Hall; E. E. Bert Basch, Optical-Fiber Transmission, Sams; Agrawal and Dutta, Long-Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers, Van- Nostrand Reinhold; Miller and Kaminow, Optical Fiber Telecommunications II, Academic.

Last Offered: Fall 2014

OPT 429 CHM BONDS:FROM MOLCLS TO MAT

An introduction to the electronic structure of extended materials systems from both a chemical bonding and a condensed matter physics perspective. The course will discuss materials of all length scales from individual molecules to macroscopic three-dimensional crystals, but will focus on zero, one, and two dimensional inorganic materials at the nanometer scale. Specific topics include semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes, and conjugated polymers.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 432 OPTO-MECHANICS

The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topic include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermo-optics and stress-optics (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis whish includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 433 OPT FAB AND TESTING

You will be given a first-hand working knowledge of optical glasses, their properties, and the methods for specifying, manufacturing and testing high quality optical components. Lectures emphasize the optical and physical properties of glass, and how these influence the grinding and polishing process. Conventional fixed/loose abrasive grinding and pitch polishing are examined. New concepts for optical manufacturing are covered. The meaning of specifications will be reviewed. The laboratory portion of the course exposes you to abrasive grits, slurries, pitch polishing and the vagarious nature of the conventional polishing process, under the guidance of a master optician. Glass types and part shapes are assigned to illustrate the degree of difficulty required to achieve optical quality surfaces with hand and machine operations. In-process metrology is performed with a variety of instruments.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 440 FREEFORM OPTICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 441 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS

This course is designed to give the student a basic working knowledge of image-forming optical systems. The course is oriented towards problem solving. Material covered includes: image formation, raytracing and first-order properties of systems; magnification, F/number, and numerical aperture; stops and pupils, telecentricity vignetting; telescopes, microscopes, magnifiers, and projection systems; the Delano diagram; the eye and visual systems, field lenses; optical glasses, the chromatic aberrations, and their correction; derivation of the monochromatic wavefront aberrations and study of their effects upon the image; third order properties of systems of thin lenses; effects of stop position and lens bending; aplanatic, image centered, and pupil centered surfaces; and field flatteners. References: Smith, Modern Optical Engineering, McGraw-Hill; Lecture notes.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of optical instrumentation: Optical metrology, including wavefront and surface metrology, interferometric instruments and interferogram analysis, coherence and coherence-based instruments, phase measurement and phase-shifting interferometry; spectroscopic instrumentation, including the Fourier transfrom spectrometer, the Fabry-Perot interferometer, and the grating monochromator; image plane characterization (star test, Ronchi test, and modulation transfer function); the influence of illumination and partial coherence on image forming systems, including microscopes, systems for projection lithography, and displays.

Prerequisites: OPT 441
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 443 FUND OF MODERN OPT SYS

This course covers fundamental ray optics that are necessary to understand today’s simple to advanced optical systems. Included will be paraxial optics, first-order optical system design, illumination, optical glasses, chromatic effects, and an introduction to aberrations. References: Hecht, Optics (4th edition); Smith, Modern Optical Engineering; Lecture notes.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 444 LENS DESIGN

A review of geometrical optics and 3rd order aberration theory. Specification documents. Image assessment: ray intercept plots, wavefront analysis, spot diagrams, MTFs, and point spread functions. Optimization theory, damped least squares, global optimization, merit functions, variables and constraints. Glass, plastic, UV and IR materials. Aspheres, GRINs, and diffractive optics. Secondary spectrum, spherochromatism, higher order aberrations. Induced aberrations. Splitting and compounding lens elements. Aplanats and anastigmats. Refractive design forms: landscape lens, achromatic doublet, Cooke triplet, Double Gauss, Petzval lens, wide angle, telephoto, and eyepieces. Reflective design forms: parabola, Cassegrain, Schmidt, Ritchey Cretian, Gregorian, three mirror anastigmat, and reflective triplet. Computer aided lens design exercises using CodeV - includes a 4-6 week individual lens design project.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 445 PRECISION INSTRUMENT DESIGN

This course focuses teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of designing complex, precise systems. In these systems, aspects from mechanics, optics, electronics, design for manufacturing/assembly, and metrology/qualification must all be considered to design, build, and demonstrate a successful precision system. The goal of this class is to develop a fundamental understanding of multidisciplinary design for designing the next generation of advanced instrumentation.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 446 OPTICAL THIN FILM COATINGS

This course addresses the design, manufacture and quality control of optical interference coatings. Topics covered include: reflection and transmission at an interface; the vector diagram; the Smith Chart; properties of periodic media; design of high reflectors, bandpass filters and edge filter; use of computer programs for design analysis; production techniques; thickness monitoring; and thickness uniformity calculations.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 447 Advanced Optical Coating Design

This course will cover such topics as the effects of dispersion, scatter, and inhomogeneity in multilayer interference coating designs. Attention will be given toward manufacturability of designs and meeting common optical specifications. Design assignments will address fields including, but not limited to Ophthalmic, Lighting, Display, Anti-counterfeiting, Laser, and Infrared applications. Each student will be given access to current market design, optical characterization, and post-process analysis software.

Prerequisites: Optics 246/446, or special permission from Instructor.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 448 VISION AND THE EYE

This course will reveal the intricate optical and neural machinery inside the eye that allows us to see. It will describe the physical and biological processes that set the limits on our perception of patterns of light that vary in luminance and color across space and time, We will compare the human eye with the acute eyes of predatory birds and the compound eyes of insects. The course will also describe exciting new optical technologies for correcting vision and for imaging the inside of the eye with unprecedented resolution, and how these technologies can help us understand and even cure diseases of the eye. The class is intended to be accessible to advanced undergraduate students, especially those majoring in Optics, Biomedical Engineering, or Brain and Cognitive Science, but is recommended for anyone with a curiosity about vision or an interest in biomedical applications of optics. The course will also serve as an introduction to the study of vision for graduate students.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 449 DES TOL FAB & COAT OPT SYS

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Last Offered: Spring 2016

OPT 450 POLARIZATION

This course covers the fundamentals necessary to understand the behavior of fully and partially polarized light, and the significant range of applications and optical systems in which polarization is important. Topics include foundational electromagnetic theories of propagation and scattering, polarized plane waves, polarization eigenstates, Jones and Mueller Calculii, ellipsometry, polarization in multilayers and gratings, principles of polarization effects in focusing and imaging, polarization metrology, and topics in polarization coherence.

Prerequisites: OPT 441 or 443, and 461 or 463, or permission of the instructor.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 452 MED IMAGING-THEORY&IMPLEMT

Physics and implementation of X-ray, ultrasonic, and MR imaging systems. Special attention on the Fourier transform relations and reconstruction algorithms of x-ray and ultrasonic-computer tomography, and MRI.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 453 QUANTUM & NANO OPT LAB

This laboratory course (3 credits) will expose students to cutting-edge photon counting instrumentation and methods with applications ranging from quantum information to biotechnology and medicine. It will be based on quantum information, the new, exciting application of photon counting instrumentation. As much as wireless communication has impacted daily life already, the abstract theory of quantum mechanics promises solutions to a series of problems with similar impact on the twenty-first century. Major topics will be entanglement and Bells inequalities, single-photon interference, single-emitter confocal fluorescence microscopy, Hanbury Brown and Twiss correlations/photon antibunching. Photonic based quantum computing and quantum cryptography will be outlined in the course materials as possible applications of these concepts and tools..

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 456 OPTICS LABORATORY

This is an intensive laboratory course with experiments that likely included the following: 1. Transverse and axial mode structure of a gas laser. 2. Detector calibration using a blackbody. 3. Production of a white light viewable transmission hologram. 4. Acousto-optic modulation. 5. Twyman-Green interferometry. 6. Optical Fibers Laser. 7. The Pockels cell as an optical modulator. 8. Optical beats (heterodyning) and CATV. 9. The YAG laser and second harmonic generation. 10. Fourier optics and optical filtering. 11. Lens Evaluation. 12. Modulation Transfer Function. 13. Applications and properties of pulsed dye laser. 14. Holographic optical elements. 15. Properties of Gaussian beams.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 461 Fourier Optics

The principles of physical optics including diffraction and propagation based on Fourier transform theory; integral formulation of electromagnetic propagation; diffraction from apertures and scattering objects; applications to optics of Fourier transform theory, sampling expansions, impulse response, propagation through optical systems, imaging and transforming, optical transfer function, optical filtering; and selected topics of current research interest. Text: Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics; class notes

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory, advanced calculus, linear algebra.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 462 Electromagnetic of Waves

This course covers topics in electromagnetic theory that serve as a foundation for classical descriptions of many optical phenomena. A partial list of topics includes: review of Maxwell's equations, boundary conditions, and wave equations; polarization of light; crystal optics; vector, scalar, and Hertz potentials; radiation from accelerated charges; electric and magnetic dipole radiation; Lorentz atom description of the interaction of light with matter; scattering; optical waveguides.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory, advanced calculus, vector analysis. References: Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics; Born and Wolf, Principles of Optics.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 463 WAVE OPTICS & IMAGING

This course provides the practicing optical engineer with the basic concepts of interference, diffraction, and imaging. Each topic will be reinforced with real-world examples. The interference section will include interferometry, Fabry-Perot etalons, and multilayer thin films. The diffraction and imaging sections will include, but are not limited to, diffractive optics, continuous and discrete Fourier transforms, convolution theory, and Linear Systems. References: Hecht, Optics (4th edition); Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics; Lecture notes.

Prerequisites: Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 464 NANOPHOT/NANOMECH DEVICES

This course aims to provide students with the understanding of fundamental principles governing optical and mechanical phenomena at micro/nanoscopic scale, with focus on current research advances on device level. The following topics will be covered: Fundamental concepts of micro-/nanoscopic optical cavities and mechanical resonators; various types of typical nanophotonic and nanomechanical structures; fabrication techniques; theoretical modeling methods and tools; typical experimental configurations; physics and application of optomechanical, quantum optical, and nonlinear optical phenomena at mesoscopic scale; state-of-the-art devices and current research advances. References: primarily based on recent literature

Prerequisites: Base knowledge of the following subjects is required for this course: Electromagnetic waves (ECE230 or OPT262 or OPT462); Waveguides and optoelectronics (ECE235/435 or OPT226 or OPT468); Quantum mechanics (OPT223 or OPT412 or PHY237 or PHY407).
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 465 PRINCIPLES OF LASERS

This course provides an up-to-date knowledge of modern laser systems. Topics covered include quantum mechanical treatments to two-level atomic systems, optical gain, homogenous and inhomogenous broadening, laser resonators and their modes, Gaussian beams, cavity design, pumping schemes, rate equations, Q switching, mode-locking, various gas, liquid, and solid-state lasers.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 467 NON-LINEAR OPTICS

Fundamentals and applications of optical systems based on the nonlinear interaction of light with matter. Topics to be treated include mechanisms of optical nonlinearity, second-harmonic and sum- and difference-frequency generation, photonics and optical logic, optical self-action effects including self-focusing and optical soliton formation, optical phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin and stimulated Raman scattering, and selection criteria of nonlinear optical materials. References: Robert W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, Second Edition.

Prerequisites: OPT 461 or OPT 462
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 468 WAVEGUIDES & OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES

This course covers the propagation and interactions in optical waveguides. Topics to be covered include: the Goos-Haenchen effect; modes on the planar waveguide; coupled-mode theory; modes on the optical fiber; pulse broadening in optical fibers; coupling between guided-wave structures; waveguide devices such as semiconductor lasers; fiber lasers and amplifiers; passive components and electro-optics devices.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 476 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS

Biomedical spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, Raman, elastic scattering); propagation of photons in highly scattering media (such as tissue); techniques for high-resolution imaging in biological media: confocal imaging, multiphoton imaging and optical coherence tomography. Taught every other fall.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, linear algebra, differential equations, and vector calculus. Open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduates (who usually enroll in OPT 276, with fewer homework problems).
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 481 GEN MANAGEMNT OF NEW VENTURE

This course provides an opportunity to examine the management practices associated with innovation and new business development. The analysis of entrepreneurship is evaluated from the perspective of start-up ventures and established companies. There is an appraisal of the similarities and differences in the skills and the functions required to develop successful projects in both types of situations. A range of management issues is discussed, including organizational development, analysis of market opportunities, financial planning and control, capitalization, sources of funds, the due-diligence process, and valuing the venture. Course Approach: To expose students to various facets of new venture management and entrepreneurship, classes will consist of lectures, evaluation of current business situation, and presentations by guest speakers. Furthermore, two (one for engineers) case studies must be prepared for the credit.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 482 SYS INTEGRATION & PROD DEV

In this class we will explore the ISO 9000 product development process and illustrate how to use this process to develop both products and research systems that meet necessary specifications. The class will use systems such as video projectors, CD-ROM drives, bar-code scanners and scanning laser microscopes as examples to illustrate the various concepts.

Prerequisites: OPT 425, 441 or 443, and 461 or 463, or permission of the instructor.
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 491 MASTER'S READING IN OPTICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 492 SP TOP: THz Phenomenon & Technology

THz technology session provides the fundamentals of free-space THz optoelectronics for sensing, imaging and spectroscopy applications. A free-space THz-ray optoelectronic system, with diffraction-limited spatial resolution, femtosecond temporal resolution, DC-THz spectral bandwidth, and mV/cm field sensitivity, will be central to the course. We will cover the basic concepts of generation, detection and propagation of T-rays, and their applications. Students will learn how up-to-the-minute results in THz laboratories apply to research and development. Students will learn advanced systems with THz time-domain spectroscopy, optical rectification, electro-optic sampling, THz gas laser, Gunn diodes and Schottky diodes, and FTIR. Many newly developed THz systems at Rochester will be the examples used in this course. Ultrafast Phenomena session covers the methods for optical measurement with short laser pulses. Short laser pulse generation, amplification, detection, and characterization will be discussed.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

OPT 493 MASTER'S ESSAY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 494 MASTER'S INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN OPTICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 511 ADV MATH METHODS IN OPTICS

This course focuses on advanced numerical and analytical techniques that are likely to be useful for PhD-level Optics students. It will begin with a review of numerical errors and then develop simple algorithms for solving nonlinear algebraic and differential equations. The later half of the course will cover several analytical techniques useful for solving ordinary and partial differential equations encountered in various areas of optics and photonics. Students will be given weekly homework problems based on the material covered each week. Course Textbook: S. Chapra, Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, 3rd edition (McGraw-Hill, 2011).

Prerequisites: OPT 411 and some knowledge of MATLAB.
Last Offered: Fall 2016

OPT 533 QUANTUM OPTICS ATOM FLD INT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 535 MODERN COHERENCE THEORY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 544 ADVANCED LENS DESIGN

Complex zoom lenses and multi-mirror reflective systems are discussed detail starting with first principles. Other topics include materials for other wavelength bands, tolerancing, sensitivity analysis, monte carlo analysis, ghost and stray light analysis. Students required to complete two complex group design projects.

Prerequisites: OPT 444
Last Offered: Fall 2016

OPT 551 INTRO TO QUANTUM OPTICS

An introduction to quantum and semiclassical radiation theory with special emphasis on resonant and near-resonant interactions between atoms and optical fields. Topics covered include field quantization, Weisskopf-Wigner and Jaynes-Cummings models, the optical Bloch equations, resonant pulse propagation, homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening, adiabatic and non-adiabatic transitions, and dressed states.

Prerequisites: OPT 412 or PHY 407/408 or permission of the instructor.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 553 QUANTUM OPTICS ATOM FLD INT

Topics covered include the resonant interaction of atoms and quantized fields including spontaneous emission, the Lamb shift, resonance fluorescence, the quantum regression and fluctuations-dissipation theorems, quantum states of the field including squeezed states, Schrodinger cat states and bi-photons, entanglement in atom-field interactions, multiphoton ionization and other strong field effects, and wave packet physics.

Prerequisites: OPT 551 or PHY 531 or permission of instructor.
Last Offered: Fall 2012

OPT 554 ADV TOPICS IN QUANTUM OPTICS

Several professors from the Institute of Optics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (Alonso, Bigelow, Boyd, Eberly, Howell and Stroud) deliver a two-double lecture sequence as an overview of their current research interests in Quantum Optics. Both experimental and theoretical topics will be discussed. In addition, students will carry out 6-hour laboratory experiments on generation and characterization of single and entangled photons (Lukishova). Grades [S (satisfactory) or E (failure)] will be based on the evaluation of a homework problem set for each section of the course.

Prerequisites: OPT 412 or PHY 407/408 or permission of instructor.

OPT 561 ADVANCED IMAGING

Advanced topics in imaging, concentrating on computed imaging, Fourier-transform-based imaging, and unconventional imaging, with emphasis on imaging through aberrating media (particularly atmospheric turbulence), in mathematical depth. Topics are selected from the following: stellar (speckle, Michelson, and intensity) interferometry, wavefront sensing for adaptive optics, phase diversity; pupil-plane lensless laser imaging including 2-D and 3-D digital holography, imaging correlography, and X-ray diffraction imaging; Lyot coronography, synthetic-aperture radar, Fourier telescopy, Fourier-transform imaging spectroscopy, structured-illumination superresolution, optical coherence tomography, extended-depth-of-field imaging, and synthetic-aperture radar.

Prerequisites: OPT 461
Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 564 THRY OF ELECTRONC IMAG'G SYS

With a definite systems orientation, we will study topics in diffraction theory, coherence, signal processing, detection theory, digital image processing, spatial and frequency domain filtering, and statistical optics as they apply to systems for imaging, digital cameras and remote sensing. Regular problem sets will be assigned together with request-for-proposal (RFP) topics, so that the advanced graduate student will obtain experience in the technical aspects of preparing systems proposals. Students will prepare a final oral presentation (no other final examination) to brief the class on a topic related to the course material. Lecture topics will be advanced diffraction theory & photomixing, ICIS - digital camera systems, coherence Theory, synthetic aperture systems, laser radar systems, digital image processing fundamentals, computer tomography systems, Speckle and remote sensing, holography & diffractive optics.

Prerequisites: OPT 461 & OPT 462
Last Offered: Fall 2014

OPT 568 WAVEGUIDE OPTOELECTR DEVICES

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Last Offered: Spring 2012

OPT 591 PHD READING COURSE

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 592 MODERN COHERENCE THEORY

Theory of random processes, stationary erogdicity, the auto-correlation function and the cross-correlation function of random processes. Spectrum of a stationary random process and the Wiener-Khintchine theorem, second-order coherence theory in the space-time domain, the mutual coherence function, the degree of coherence. Second-order coherence theory in the space-frequency domain, the cross spectral density, mode representation, propagation problems, inverse radiation problems, effects of source correlations and scattering of partially coherent light from deterministic and from random media.

Last Offered: Fall 2014

OPT 594 INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 595 PHD RESEARCH IN OPTICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 595B PHD RSRCH IN ABSENTIA ABROAD

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 596 OPTICS COLLOQUIUM

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 890 M.S. CO-OP PROGRAM IN OPT

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Last Offered: Spring 2015

OPT 894 CO-OP PROGRAM IN OPTICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 897A MASTERS IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

OPT 897B MASTER'S IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 899A MASTERS DISSERTATN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 987V PART TIME VISITING STUDENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE

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Last Offered: Summer 2015

OPT 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 997 DOCTORAL DISSERATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 997A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 997B PHD IN ABSENTIA ABROAD

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 999A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

OPT 999B DOC DISS IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD

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Last Offered: Fall 2017