ECE 30417 - Engineering Optics Laboratory


This course was previously offered as ECE 41300.

Course Details

Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 1

This is an experiential learning course.

Counts as:

  • EE Elective - Adv Level Lab
  • CMPE Complementary Elective

Normally Offered:

Each Spring


On-campus only


ECE 30100 and (ECE 20008 or ECE 20800) and (ECE 30411 or ECE 31100) and ECE 30416 [may be taken concurrently]

Catalog Description:

A set of laboratory experiments dealing with fundamentals and basic applications of geometrical optics, beams, polarization optics, wave optics and Fourier optics.

Required Text(s):

  1. Fundamentals of Photonics, , 2nd Edition , E. A. Saleh & Malvin Carl Teich , World Scientific , 2007 , ISBN No. 0471358320

Recommended Text(s):

  1. Optics , 4th Edition , E. Hecht , 2002 , ISBN No. 080-538-5665

Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. an ability to properly handle basic optical components and equipment. [6]
  2. an ability to assemble a set of optical components to perform simple optical measurements. [6]
  3. an ability to design and test simple free-space optical measurements and instruments. [2]

Lab Outline:

Lab Experiment
1-2 Geometric Optics
3-4 Interferometer and Interference Effects
5 Power and beam spot measurement of laser beams
6 Spatial filtering and beam expanding
7 Transform, convolution and correlation of beams
8 Polarization Effects
9 Diffraction
10 Optical Fourier Transforms and Spatial Filtering
11-12 Holographic Recording and Reconstruction; Project/Design Introduction
13-14 Design Project
15 Coherence Effects