Optics Courses at Purdue

Optics Courses

DEPT.NO.Course Name
PHYS 242 Electricity, Optics
PHYS 422 Intermediate Optics
PHYS 522 Coherent Optics and Quantum Electronics
PHYS 524 Physical Optics and Experimental Spectroscopy
AAE 590 Optical System Design
EE 311 Electric and Magnetic Fields
EE 412 Introduction to Engineering Optics
EE 413 Introduction to Optics Laboratory
EE 414 Elements of Electro- and Fiber Optics
EE 415 Electro- and Fiber Optics Laboratory
EE 552 Introduction to Lasers
EE 604 Electromagnetic Field Theory
EE 613 Diffractive Optics
EE 614 Integrated and Fiber Optics
EE 615 Nonlinear Optics
EE 618 Numerical Electromagnetics
EE 616 Ultrafast Optics
EE 652 Wave Phenomena in Solids
EE 695E Coherent Optics and Quantum Electronics
EE 695O Optical Communications and Networking
CHEM 696B Molecular Spectroscopy
ME 587 Engineering Optics
ME 597C Laser Processing
ME  687 Advanced Engineering Optics
BMS 524 Introduction to Confocal Microscopy and Image Analysis
BMS 631 Flow Cytometry - Theory
BMS 632 Flow Cytometry - Practical Laboratory
BMS/
BME
602A/
697R
Flow Cytometry - Techniques and Application Module
BMS/
BME
602B/
697H
Confocal Microscopy - Techniques and Application Module
BMS/
BME
602C/
697V
Cell and Tissue Culture - Techniques and Application Module

 

 

 

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CHEM 696B MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY

Description: 
Fundamental principles of spectroscopy with the primary goal of teaching how to interpret spectra. Topics include the basic interaction of light with matter, matrix representation of groups, atomic and molecular symmetry, atomic spectroscopy and molecular spectroscopy, including rotational, electronic and Raman spectroscopy. 

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EE 552 INTRODUCTION TO LASERS 

Description: 
An introduction to lasers and laser applications which does not require a knowledge of quantum mechanics as a prerequisite. Topics include: the theory of laser operation, some specific laser systems, non-linear optics, optical detection, and applications to optical communications, holography, laser-driven fusion, and integrated optics.

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EE 613   DIFFRACTIVE OPTICS

Description:               

An introduction to the modern theory of diffraction is developed from the viewpoints of scalar theory as well as electromagnetic theory.  Consideration is given to the limits of validity of scalar theory.  Topics to be covered include computer generated holograms, the electromagnetic theory of gratings, and numerical methods of solution.  Discussions will also include a study of those devices that have been fabricated as diffractive optical elements such as the intra-ocular lens implant, and microwave holograms. 

 

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EE 614 INTEGRATED & FIBER OPTICS

Description: 
The propagation and loss characteristic of various guided wave structures are treated. Emphasis is on the fundamental concepts crucial in the understanding and the basic techniques useful in analyzing integrated and fiber optic devices and components. Also presented are current research topic in optical waveguides. 

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EE 615 NONLINEAR OPTICS

Description: 
An in-depth study of nonlinear optics. After a review of linear effects, several nonlinear optical processes an applications are discussed. These include electro-optic switches and modulators, harmonic light generators, sum and difference frequency mixing, parametric amplifiers and oscillators, and phase conjugate mirrors. Discussions of nonlinear spectroscopy include topics such as two-photon absorption, saturation spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and double-optical resonance measurements. Photon-echoes and other transient effects, and surface effects are also discussed.

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EE 616 ULTRAFAST OPTICS 

Description:
A study of the physics, technology, and applications of ultrashort laser pulses. Topics to be covered include the following: Methods for generating and measuring ultrafast laser pulses. Basic physical processes affecting ultrashort pulses. Devices for manipulating ultrashort pulses. Ultrafast nonlinear optics, including nonlinear optics in fibers, nonlinear refractive index effects, pulse compression, solitons, and all-optical switching. Time-resolved spectroscopy of ultrafast materials processes. Applications to ultrafast optoelectronics. In addition, each student will select a specific topic for in-depth study.

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EE 652 WAVE PHENOMENA IN SOLIDS 

Description: 
This course is designed to introduce graduate students to advanced concepts in wave propagation, coupling and excitation. Maxwell's equations in anisotropic media, reflection at interfaces, optical waveguides and fibers, perturbation theory, waveguide couplers, parametric oscillators, special topics. 

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EE 695E COHERENT AND QUANTUM OPTICS

Description: 
Topics to be covered include density operators, two-level systems, saturation spectroscopy, coherent transients, field quantization, quantum-limited noise properties of light.

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EE 695O OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

Description: 
This course is an introduction to the modern theories of optical communications and networking. Communication and networking systems have seen a steady increase of the carrier frequency used for the transmission of information. The invention of the laser in the 1960s caused a three to four orders of magnitude jump from millimeter to optical wavelengths. This has been followed by development of low loss optical fibers as an excellent transmission medium of optical signals. The simultaneous rapid growth of integrated optics for the development of microscopic circuits based on thin film technology made a number of all-optical devices practical. Today optical communication and networking systems are considered at the heart of most modern and upcoming technologies. The course attempts to give the students an introductory coverage of systems, devices and theory used in this area.

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ME 587 ENGINEERING OPTICS

Description:
Fundamentals of geometrical and physical optics as related to problems in engineering design and research. Characteristics of imaging systems; properties of light sources; optical properties of materials. Diffraction, interference, polarization, and scattering phenomena as related to optical measurement techniques. Introduction to lasers and holography. 

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ME 597C LASER PROCESSING 

Description:
This course is intended to introduce background knowledge in laser science and laser technology, and fundamentals involved in laser-materials interaction. The following topics are to be discussed: laser fundamentals, industrial laser systems and processes, and the laser-induced thermal, thermo-mechanical and thermo-acoustic effects. The use of the laser-induced phenomena as a basis for non-destructive diagnostics will be described. The course will also discuss emerging areas of laser applications, such as microscale laser processing, ultrafast laser processing and the related energy transport analyses. Laboratory and video demonstration sessions will be used to enhance the overall understanding of the course materials.

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ME 687 ADVANCED ENGINEERING OPTICS 

Description:
The principles of coherent optics as related to holography, spatial filtering, materials processing, and other applications of lasers. Theory of optical resonant cavities and the characteristics of laser illumination. Fourier methods in optics.

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PHYS 522 COHERENT OPTICS AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS 

Description:
Recent experimental and theoretical developments in optics emphasizing concepts of coherence. Fourier optics, and the quantum theory of radiation. Applications to lasers and masers, nonlinear optics, holography, and quantum electronics.

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PHYS 524 PHYSICAL OPTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL SPECTROSCOPY 

Description:
Theory and applications of spectroscopic instruments including the Fourier spectrometer, scanning and photographic interferometer, grating and prism spectrometers and spectrographs. Emphasis is upon the analysis of the instruments and their fundamental and practical limitations. Theory and structure of spectra and their regularities: Zeeman effect.

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BMS 524 INTRODUCTION TO CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY &IMAGE ANALYSIS 

Description:
Elementary properties of confocal and fluorescent microcsopes, and associated technologies. Fundamentals of fluorescence detection using a variety of fluorescent probes across the UV and visible spectrum. Introduction to basic image analysis techniques, including the use of confocal Microscopy for evaluation of the 3D structure of tissues and biological samples, as well as some non-biological samples. 

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BMS 631 FLOW CYTOMETRY THEORY 

Description:
A thorough excursion into the theory of flow cytometry. Optical systems, including filters, light excitation and emission, fluorescent dyes and fluorescent molecules, electronics including detection systems, signal processing, data analysis and computer applications. Lasers and other light sources as well as quality control. An overview of application areas in medical science, biological research, and other possible areas of use. 

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BMS 632 FLOW CYTOMETRY PRACTICAL LABORATORY 

Description:
A continuation of BMS 631 (Flow Cytometry-Theory) involving a practical application of the technology. Students will be expected to be involved in a significant research project in which they learn the practical operation of a flow cytometer and produce their own data. It will be necessary for students to have a thorough understanding of the theory of flow cytometry before beginning this course. Aspects of quality control, adequate standards and references and an understanding of data analysis will be part of this course. 

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BMS 602A/BME697R FLOW CYTOMETRY TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATION MODULE

Description:
A strong engineering based introduction to the technologies involved in cell counting and identification used in pathology and hematology systems. Lectures covering all of the basic technologies used in flow cytometry - optical systems, fluidic systems, lasers and detection systems, sample preparation and application and multiparameter data processing. Laboratory demonstrating how instrumentation operates in regular clinical and research settings. 

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BMS 602B/BME697H CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATION MODULE

Description:
A laboratory module offering experience in the latest cellular and molecular imaging technologies including fluorescence- and confocal- based instrumentation for the collection and analysis of 2D and 3D images of various materials. Lectures provide background in optics, electronics, data collection as well as visualization techniques, including basic transmitted light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal microscopy, image reconstruction, basic image analysis, etc

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BMS 602C/BME697V CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATION MODULE

Description:
Intensive laboratory module, designed to provide students from various disciplines (e.g., life science and engineering) with practical, hands-on experiences in the area of cell and tissue culture. Students learn the principles of culturing cells and tissues in vitro and have the opportunity to apply state-of-the-art culturing techniques to both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional culture systems. Specific methodologies focus on both qualitative and quantitative analysis of fundamental cell behavior including proliferation, differentiation, migration, and adhesion.

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