PH 229 - Introduction to Photonics
Introduction to Photonics
Topics in optics related to lasers and optical fiber and devices for modulating and directing signals from such devices. Students will study geometrical optics with emphasis on ray tracing and the application to lenses (thick and thin), mirrors, prisms and other passive optical elements and systems. Students will study the propagation of light in materials and dispersion and its effects. Additional topics will include an introduction to lasers and fiber-optics, including an introduction to the propagation of light through fibers. Laboratory exercises complement class work.
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