Courses (PHYS and OPTI) (Graduate)

List of PHYS and OPTI Graduate Courses Offered 

Course Title Course Description
     
PHYS 5000 Selected Topics in Physics

PHYS 5000 - Selected Topics in Physics


Credit Hours: (0-4)
Selected advanced topics in physics. May be repeated for credit with permission of department.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 5220 Computational Methods in Physics

PHYS 5220 - Computational Methods in Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
Use of computers in solving physics problems including computational and mathematical methods to solve problems in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, nuclear physics, optics, and solid state physics. Computer solutions include numerical methods of integration, solving differential equations, curve fitting, and statistical analysis in physics.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): *** No subject/course number found in Banner ***
PHYS 5222 Classical Mechanics II

PHYS 5222 - Classical Mechanics II


Credit Hours: (3)
The second course of a two-semester sequence treating particle dynamics, the motion of systems of particles, rigid body motion, moving coordinate systems, Lagrange’s equations, Hamilton’s equations, and small oscillations.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 3121 and MATH 2241. Continuation of PHYS 3121.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours a week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 5231 Electromagnetic Theory I  
PHYS 5232 Electromagnetic Theory II

PHYS 5232 - Electromagnetic Theory II


Credit Hours: (3)
The second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics include: magnetostatics in free space and in matter, electromagnetic induction, vector and scalar potentials, magnetic properties of materials, Maxwell’s equations in free space and in matter, propagating electromagnetic waves, and boundary value problems.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4231. Continuation of PHYS 4231.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours a week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013, Fall 2014
PHYS 5242 Modern Physics II

PHYS 5242 - Modern Physics II


Credit Hours: (3)
An extension of PHYS 4241 to include more advanced topics such as generalized eigenvalue problems, angular momentum, spin, the hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory, with selected applications from atomic, solid state, and nuclear physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4241.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours a week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 5271 Priciples of Geometrical and Physical Optics

PHYS 5271 - Waves and Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Topics include: the mathematics of wave motion, light as an example of an electromagnetic wave, the superposition of periodic and non-periodic waves, and selected topics from geometrical and physical optics.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2102 with a grade of C or above, senior standing, and MATH 2171. Exceptions by permission of the instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 5350 Teaching and Learning Physics

PHYS 5350 - Teaching and Learning Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
A course on how people learn and understand key ideas related to physics. Course focus includes physics content, pedagogical methods and curriculum, cognitive science, and physics education research. Course includes opportunities for teaching and individualized projects.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2102 or permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years
OPTI 6000 Selected Topics in Optics

OPTI 6000 - Selected Topics in Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Selected topics in optics from areas such as medical optics, adaptive optics, all optical networks, etc. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Optics Program Director.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8000.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 6101 Biophysics

PHYS 6101 - Biophysics


Credit Hours: (3)
Principles of physics relevant to biological media; electrical activity, optical microscopy, and spectrophotometry. Photosynthesis and light absorption. Models of blood flow and the cardiovascular system. Dynamics of membrane lipids and ionic flow. Visual and audio systems. Radiation biophysics, ultrasonic interaction in biological media. Credit cannot be awarded for both PHYS 6101 and 8101.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2014
OPTI 6101 Mathematical Methods of Optical Science and Engineering

OPTI 6101 - Mathematical Methods of Optical Science and Engineering


Credit Hours: (3)
A comprehensive look at those mathematical techniques important to the understanding of optical phenomena. Includes vector algebra and calculus, matrix theory, Fourier series and transforms, complex analysis, solution of boundary value problems in partial differential equations, and special functions. Topical coverage will emphasize applications specific to the field of optics.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8101.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 6102 Principles of Geometrical Optics

OPTI 6102 - Principles of Geometric Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Law of reflection and refraction, reflection and refraction at plane surfaces, paraxial imagery, mirrors, thick lenses, thin lenses, lens systems, stops, principle planes, the optical invariant, vignetting, paraxial radiometry, analysis of common optical systems, real ray tracing, introduction to aberrations and image resolution in the context of the modulation transfer function.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8102.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 6103 Light Sources and Detectors

OPTI 6103 - Light Sources and Detectors


Credit Hours: (3)
The nature of light, blackbody radiation. Optical sources, including discharge lamps, light-emitting diodes, gas and solid state lasers. Quantum wells. Continuous wave and pulsed (mode-locked, Q-switched) lasers. Selected solid-state laser systems. Light detection, including thermal and quantum detectors, photomultiplier tubes, diode detectors. Noise in light sources and detectors.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6211 or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8103.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
OPTI 6104 Electromagnetic Waves

OPTI 6104 - Electromagnetic Waves


Credit Hours: (3)
Maxwell’s equations, the electromagnetic wave equation, and electromagnetic wave functions. Waves in dielectric and conducting media, dispersion. Reflection, refraction, transmission, internal reflection, and evanescent waves at an interface. Intensity. Introduction to guided waves.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8104.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Spring 2015
OPTI 6105 Optical Properties of Materials

OPTI 6105 - Optical Properties of Materials


Credit Hours: (3)
Photophysical and photochemical processes in materials. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials. Optical properties of semiconductors and crystals. Optical transmission, absorption, and reflection. Fluorescence of organic and inorganic materials. Chiral molecular systems.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8105.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 6106 Principles of Physical Optics

OPTI 6106: Principles of Physical Optics


Credit Hours: (3)

The Fourier transform and its role in wave optics. Wave properties of light, superposition of waves, angular spectrum of plane waves, relation to ray optics, Gaussian beams, periodic structures and surfaces, Fresnel diffraction, spatial filtering and image processing, interference and interferometers (two, multibeam, Fabry-Perot), temporal and spatial coherence, holography, imaging and resolution.

Cross-listed as: OPTI 8106

Most Recently Offered: Spring

OPTI 6110 Seminar

OPTI 6110 - Seminar


Credit Hours: (1)
Topics include: discussion and analysis of topics of current interest in optics; effective techniques for making presentations and utilizing library materials; ethical issues in science and engineering. One semester of seminar is required of all students in the Optics M.S. program during each of their first two semesters of residence. After the first two semesters, students are required to attend a minimum number of designated lectures. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Optics M.S. program.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: One to two hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 6121 Classical Dynamics

PHYS 6121 - Classical Dynamics


Credit Hours: (3)
Hamilton’s principles and mechanics of particles. The two-body central force problem. Rigid body motion. Small oscillations and the eigenvalue equation.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4222. Variational principles and Lagrange’s equations.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6131 Classical Electromagnetism I

PHYS 6131 - Classical Electromagnetism I


Credit Hours: (3)
Electrostatic and boundary value problems. Multipole expansions, dielectrics and magnetostatics. Maxwell’s equations, time varying fields and conservation laws. Plane electromagnetic waves and wave propagation. Wave guides and resonant cavities. Simple radiating systems. Scattering and diffraction theory.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4232.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6132 Classical Electromagnetism II

PHYS 6132 - Classical Electromagnetism II


Credit Hours: (3)
Special theory of relativity. Dynamics of relativistic particles and electromagnetic fields. Charged particle collisions and scattering. Radiation by moving charges. Bremsstrahlung, virtual quanta, and beta decay theory. Multipole expansions and fields. Radiation damping. Self-fields of particles. Scattering and absorption of radiation by a bound system.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 6131.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6141 Quantum Theory I

PHYS 6141 - Quantum Theory I


Credit Hours: (3)
Principles of non-relativistic wave mechanics. The Schrodinger equation, linear harmonic oscillator and WKB approximation. Central forces and angular momentum. The hydrogen atom.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4242.
PHYS 6142 Quantum Theory II

PHYS 6142 - Quantum Theory II


Credit Hours: (3)
Scattering theory, linear vector spaces, spin, two level systems. Quantum dynamics, symmetry operations, bound state and timedependent perturbation theory. Theory of scattering, angular momentum, and identical particles.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 6141.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6201 Fourier Optics

PHYS 6201 - Fourier Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Coherent optical imaging systems, optical filtering, optical data processing, and holography. Application of Fourier optics and holography.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4271 or permission of instructor. Principles of scalar, Fresnel, and Fraunhofer diffraction theory.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 6201 Fourier Optics and Holography

OPTI 6201 - Fourier Optics and Holography


Credit Hours: (3)
Principles of scalar, Fresnel, and Fraunhofer diffraction theory. Coherent optical data processing. Optical filtering and data processing. Holography.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 and OPTI 6104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8201.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6202 Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics

PHYS 6202 - Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics


Credit Hours: (3)

Basic principles underlying tissue optics, laser-tissue interactions, and optical imaging, microscopy, and spectroscopy for medical applications.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6202.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 6203 Methods of Molecular Modeling and Simulation in Physics

PHYS 6203 - Methods of Molecular Modeling and Simulation in Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
Numerical methods. Atomic models of soft-matter systems: liquids, polymers, and biomolecules. Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods. Inter-particle potentials. Methods of efficient conformational sampling. Free energy calculations. Introduction to fundamental methods of molecular simulations designed to characterize and predict properties of microscopic systems in materials, physics, and biology. Classical simulations and their connection to experimentally measurable properties.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 6205 Advanced Optical Materials

OPTI 6205 - Advanced Optical Materials


Credit Hours: (3)
Molecular optical materials including fabrication methods. Luminescence centers; quenching. Nonlinear optics, including higher order terms of the susceptibility tensor. Photonic crystals.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6104 and OPTI 6105 or ECGR 6133/ECGR 8133.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8205.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6210 Theoretical Physics

PHYS 6210 - Theoretical Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
Topics include: Matrices, power series, solutions to ordinary and partial differential equations, Hilbert space, Fourier integrals, boundary value problems, Green’s functions, and complex analysis.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of department.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013
PHYS 6211 Introduction to Modern Optics

PHYS 6211 - Introduction to Modern Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Theory of laser oscillation, optical resonators, interaction of radiation and atomic systems, giant pulsed lasers, laser systems. Wave propogation in nonlinear media, modulation of optical radiation, noise in optical detection and generation. Interaction of light and sound. Laser types and applications including the free-electron laser.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4271 or permission of department.
OPTI 6211 Introduction to Modern Optics

OPTI 6211 - Introduction to Modern Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Fourier analysis and holography, Coherence. Introduction to light production and detection. Optical modulation, including EO effect, Kerr effect, amplitude modulation, magnetooptic effect, photoelastic effect, and acousto-optic effect. Introduction to nonlinear optics. Photonic switching.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8211.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
OPTI 6212 Integrated Photonics

OPTI 6212 - Integrated Photonics


Credit Hours: (3)
Theory and application of optical waveguides, free-space micro-optics, and integrated photonic devices. Fabrication and integration techniques, including motivations for choice of approach (hybrid vs. monolithic, materials, size, performance, etc). Modeling and simulation. Students will be required to work with mathematical packages such as Matlab and/or Mathematica to illustrate key concepts and to implement beam propagation/optical modeling simulations.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 and OPTI 6104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8212.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2014
PHYS 6220 Computational Methods in Physics

PHYS 6220 - Computational Methods in Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
se of computers in solving physics problems including computational and mathematical methods to solve problems in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, nuclear physics, optics, and solid state physics. Computer solutions include numerical methods of integration, solving differential equations, curve fitting, and statistical analysis in physics.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5210.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014
PHYS 6221 Optical Communications I

PHYS 6221 - Optical Communications I


Credit Hours: (3)
Introduction to optical communications. Optical waveguides (attenuation, dispersions, etc.). Basic communication blocks such as lasers, optical modulators, and optical transceivers. Passive and active photonic components such as tunable lasers, optical amplifiers, SOAs, l-converters, and filters. Coherent and incoherent detection. Signal processing, photonic switching, and point-to-point connections.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4242, PHYS 6241, or ECGR 5165.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years
OPTI 6221 Optical Communications

OPTI 6221 - Optical Communications


Credit Hours: (3)
Introduction to optical communications and basic communication block such as lasers, optical modulators, and optical transceivers. Review of fibers (attenuation, dispersions, etc.). Optical amplifiers. Passive and active photonic components such as tunable lasers and filters. Coherent and incoherent detection. Signal processing, photonic switching, and point-to-point links / connections.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 and OPTI 6103.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8221.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 6222 Optical Communication Networks

OPTI 6222 - Optical Communication Networks


Credit Hours: (3)
Optical signal coding, multiplexing and de-multiplexing. Timedomain medium access (TDM (SONET) and TDMA), wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM and WDMA). Optical networks, add-drop multiplexing (OADM), switching and routing technologies, Dispersion management. Optical clock and timing recovery. Optical amplification, wavelength conversion, transport, and networking protocols. Broadband ISDN concepts. Access, metro, and longhaul network topologies.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6221 or graduate standing in ECE, CS, or IT.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8222.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6241 Light Sources and Detectors

PHYS 6241 - Light Sources and Detectors


Credit Hours: (3)
Wave nature of light, basic semiconductor properties, light sources, light detectors and modulators, optical waveguides, optical systems with applications, and selected topics in nonlinear optics.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 4241 or permission of department.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 6241 Optical System Function and Design

OPTI 6241 - Optical System Function and Design


Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced study of telescopes, microscopes, cameras, off-axis imaging systems, stops, apertures, multiple lenses, use and selection of ray trace computer codes.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8241.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 6242 Optical Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media

OPTI 6242 - Optical Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media


Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced study of free space propagation, scattering, and scintillation of Gaussian and uniform beam waves. Random processes, weak fluctuation theory, propagation through complex paraxial optical systems
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 and OPTI 6104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8242.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 6244 High Speed Photonics and Optical Instrumentation

OPTI 6244 - High Speed Photonics and Optical Instrumentation


Credit Hours: (3)
Study of instrumentation used for generation, detection, and manipulation of light in optical circuits. Topics include: ultrashort pulse generation, photon-phonon interactions, 2nd & 3rd harmonic generation, squeezed light, optical tweezers, OPO, electro-optic modulators, selective polarizers, optical switches, amplifiers, multiplexing and mixing schemes, and application of CCD and CMOS cameras and detectors.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6103 and OPTI 6104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8244.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6251 Statistical Physics

PHYS 6251 - Statistical Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
Classical and quantum statistical mechanics. Statistical thermodynamics. Ensembles, partition functions, fluctuations, ideal Fermi and Bose gas systems.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6261 Nuclear Physics

PHYS 6261 - Nuclear Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
A study of the nucleus, radioactivity, nuclear reactions, fission, fusion, interactions of radiation with matter and measurement of radiation.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Spring 2014
OPTI 6261 Modern Coherence Theory

OPTI 6261 - Modern Coherence Theory


Credit Hours: (3)
Stochastic processes. Second order coherence of scalar and vector wavefields, radiation and states of coherence. Quantum wavefields.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 and OPTI 6104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8261.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013
PHYS 6271 Advanced Solid State Physics

PHYS 6271 - Advanced Solid State Physics


Credit Hours: (3)
Crystal structure. Electromagnetic, electron, mechanical, and elastic wave interactions with crystals. Theory of X-ray diffraction. Energy band theory of metals and semiconductors. Optical properties of solids, phase transitions, and amorphous solids. Quantum mechanics of covalent bonding, phonon excitation, and thermal energy.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
OPTI 6271 Advanced Physical Optics

OPTI 6271 - Advanced Physical Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced study of electromagnetic wave propagation, stratified media, physics of geometrical optics, polarization and crystal optics, absorption and dispersion, interference, propagation and diffraction.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6101OPTI 6102, and OPTI 6104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8271.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
PHYS 6281 Modern Optics Laboratory

PHYS 6281 - Modern Optics Laboratory


Credit Hours: (3)
Selected experiments in such modern optics areas as fiber optics, holography, spectroscopy, and Fourier optics.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 3281 or permission of instructor.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Six laboratory hours each week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013
OPTI 6281 Modern Optics Laboratory

OPTI 6281 - Modern Optics Laboratory


Credit Hours: (3)
Selected experiments in areas of modern optics such as fiber optics, interferometry, spectroscopy, polarization, optical metrology, and holography. Six laboratory hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8281.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013
PHYS 6301 Radiation Detection, Instrumentation, and Data Analysis  
PHYS 6302 Radiation Protection and Dosimetry  
PHYS 6303 Imaging in Medicine  
PHYS 6304 Physics of Diagnostic Radiology and Radiotherapy  
PHYS 6401 Clinical Medical Physics  
OPTI 6991 Thesis Research

OPTI 6991 - Thesis Research


Credit Hours: (1-3)
Research for the thesis. Graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to candidacy.
Offered (Day): Spring, Summer, Fall
PHYS 6991 Physics Thesis Research I

PHYS 6991 - Physics Thesis Research I


Credit Hours: (1-3)
Research for the thesis. Letter grade assigned. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Prerequisite(s): admission to candidacy and permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Summer 2015
PHYS 6992 Physics Thesis Research II

PHYS 6992 - Physics Thesis Research II


Credit Hours: (1-4)
Research for the thesis. Graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 6991 and permission of instructor.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Summer 2015
PHYS 7999 Master's Degree Graduate Residency Credit  
OPTI 7999 Master's Degree Graduate Residency Credit  
OPTI 8000 Selected Topics in Optics

OPTI 8000 - Selected Topics in Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Selected topics in optics from areas such as medical optics, adaptive optics, all optical networks, etc. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Optics Program Director.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6000.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
PHYS 8101 Biophysics  
OPTI 8101 Mathematical Methods of Optical Science and Engineering

OPTI 8101 - Mathematical Methods of Optical Science and Engineering


Credit Hours: (3)
A comprehensive look at those mathematical techniques important to the understanding of optical phenomena. Includes vector algebra and calculus, matrix theory, Fourier series and transforms, complex analysis, solution of boundary value problems in partial differential equations, and special functions. Topical coverage will emphasize applications specific to the field of optics.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6101.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 8102 Principles of Geometrical Optics

OPTI 8102 - Principles of Geometric Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Law of reflection and refraction, reflection and refraction at plane surfaces, paraxial imagery, mirrors, thick lenses, thin lenses, lens systems, stops, principle planes, the optical invariant, vignetting, paraxial radiometry, analysis of common optical systems, real ray tracing, introduction to aberrations and image resolution in the context of the modulation transfer function.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6102.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 8103 Light Sources and Detectors

OPTI 8103 - Light Sources and Detectors


Credit Hours: (3)
The nature of light, blackbody radiation. Optical sources, including discharge lamps, light-emitting diodes, gas and solid state lasers. Quantum wells. Continuous wave and pulsed (mode-locked, Q-switched) lasers. Selected solid-state laser systems. Light detection, including thermal and quantum detectors, photomultiplier tubes, diode detectors. Noise in light sources and detectors.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8211 or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6103.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
OPTI 8104 Electromagnetic Waves

OPTI 8104 - Electromagnetic Waves


Credit Hours: (3)
Maxwell’s equations, the electromagnetic wave equation, and electromagnetic wave functions. Waves in dielectric and conducting media, dispersion. Reflection, refraction, transmission, internal reflection, and evanescent waves at an interface. Intensity. Introduction to guided waves.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6104.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Spring 2015
OPTI 8105 Optical Properties of Materials

OPTI 8105 - Optical Properties of Materials


Credit Hours: (3)
Photophysical and photochemical processes in materials. Linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials. Optical properties of semiconductors and crystals. Optical transmission, absorption, and reflection. Fluorescence of organic and inorganic materials. Chiral molecular systems.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6105.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 8106 Principles of Physical Optics

OPTI 8106: Principles of Physical Optics


Credit Hours: (3)

Cross-listed as OPTI 8106. The Fourier transform and its role in wave optics. Wave properties of light, superposition of waves, angular spectrum of plane waves, relation to ray optics, Gaussian beams, periodic structures and surfaces, Fresnel diffraction, spatial filtering and image processing, interference and interferometers (two, multibeam, Fabry-Perot), temporal and spatial coherence, holography, imaging and resolution.

Cross listed as: OPTI 6106

Most recently Offered: Spring

OPTI 8110 Seminar

OPTI 8110 - Seminar


Credit Hours: (1)
Topics include: discussions of current interest in optical science and engineering; effective techniques for giving presentations; patents and technology transfer; utilizing library materials; and ethical issues in science and engineering. Attendance is required.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
OPTI 8201 Fourier Optics and Holography

OPTI 8201 - Fourier Optics and Holography


Credit Hours: (3)
Principles of scalar, Fresnel, and Fraunhofer diffraction theory. Coherent optical data processing. Optical filtering and data processing. Holography.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102 and OPTI 8104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6201.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.

OPTI 8202

Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics

OPTI 8202 - Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Basic principles underlying tissue optics, laser-tissue interactions, and optical imaging, microscopy, and spectroscopy for medical applications.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6202 and PHYS 6202.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2015
OPTI 8205 Advanced Optical Materials

OPTI 8205 - Advanced Optical Materials


Credit Hours: (3)
Molecular optical materials including fabrication methods. Luminescence centers; quenching. Nonlinear optics, including higher order terms of the susceptibility tensor. Photonic crystals.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8104 and OPTI 8105; or ECGR 6133 or ECGR 8133.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6205.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 8211 Introduction to Modern Optics

OPTI 8211 - Introduction to Modern Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Fourier analysis and holography, Coherence. Introduction to light production and detection. Optical modulation, including EO effect, Kerr effect, amplitude modulation, magnetooptic effect, photoelastic effect, and acousto-optic effect. Introduction to nonlinear optics. Photonic switching.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 6102 or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 8211.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
OPTI 8212 Integrated Photonics

OPTI 8212 - Integrated Photonics


Credit Hours: (3)
Theory and application of optical waveguides, free-space micro-optics, and integrated photonic devices. Fabrication and integration techniques, including motivations for choice of approach (hybrid vs. monolithic, materials, size, performance, etc). Modeling and simulation. Students will be required to work with mathematical packages such as Matlab and/or Mathematica to illustrate key concepts and to implement beam propagation/optical modeling simulations.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102 and OPTI 8104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6212.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2014
OPTI 8221 Optical Communications

OPTI 8221 - Optical Communications


Credit Hours: (3)
Introduction to optical communications and basic communication block such as lasers, optical modulators, and optical transceivers. Review of fibers (attenuation, dispersions, etc.). Optical amplifiers. Passive and active photonic components such as tunable lasers and filters. Coherent and incoherent detection. Signal processing, photonic switching, and point-to-point links / connections.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102 and OPTI 8103.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6221.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 8222 Optical Communication Networks

OPTI 8222 - Optical Communication Networks


Credit Hours: (3)
Optical signal coding, multiplexing and demultiplexing. Time-domain medium access (TDM (SONET) and TDMA), wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM and WDMA). Optical networks, add-drop multiplexing (OADM), switching and routing technologies, Dispersion management. Optical clock and timing recovery. Optical amplification, wavelength conversion, transport, and networking protocols. Broadband ISDN concepts. Access, metro, and long-haul network topologies.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8221.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6222.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 8241 Optical System Function and Design

OPTI 8241 - Optical System Function and Design


Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced study of telescopes, microscopes, cameras, off-axis imaging systems, stops, apertures, multiple lenses, use and selection of ray trace computer codes.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102 .
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6241.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013, Fall 2014
OPTI 8242 Optical Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media

OPTI 8242 - Optical Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media


Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced study of free space propagation, scattering, and scintillation of Gaussian and uniform beam waves. Random processes, weak fluctuation theory, propagation through complex paraxial optical systems
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102 and OPTI 8104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6242.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 8244 High Speed Photonics and Optical Instrumentation

OPTI 8244 - High Speed Photonics and Optical Instrumentation


Credit Hours: (3)
Study of instrumentation used for generation, detection, and manipulation of light in optical circuits. Topics include: ultrashort pulse generation, photon-phonon interactions, 2nd & 3rd harmonic generation, squeezed light, optical tweezers, OPO, electro-optic modulators, selective polarizers, optical switches, amplifiers, multiplexing and mixing schemes, and application of CCD and CMOS cameras and detectors.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8103 and OPTI 8104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6244.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 8261 Modern Coherence Theory

OPTI 8261 - Modern Coherence Theory


Credit Hours: (3)
Stochastic processes. Second order coherence of scalar and vector wavefields, radiation and states of coherence. Quantum wavefields.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102 and OPTI 8104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6261.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Fall 2013
OPTI 8271 Advanced Physical Optics

OPTI 8271 - Advanced Physical Optics


Credit Hours: (3)
Advanced study of electromagnetic wave propagation, stratified media, physics of geometrical optics, polarization and crystal optics, absorption and dispersion, interference, propagation and diffraction.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8101OPTI 8102, and OPTI 8104.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6271.
Hours of Lecture and/or Lab per week: Three lecture hours per week.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Has not been offered in the last three years.
OPTI 8281 Modern Optics Laboratory

OPTI 8281 - Modern Optics Laboratory


Credit Hours: (3)
Selected experiments in areas of modern optics such as fiber optics, interferometry, spectroscopy, polarization, optical metrology, and holography. Six laboratory hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): OPTI 8102.
Cross-listed as: OPTI 6281.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring 2013
OPTI 8381 Engineering Metrology

OPTI 8381 - Engineering Metrology


Credit Hours: (3)
Introduction to metrology and standards.  Uncertainty, precision and accuracy in metrology.  Measurement of size and form, computational methods in measurement of form. Measurement of surface texture and out of roundness. Machine tool and robot accuracy and calibration. Evaluation of screw threads and gears. Introduction to design of precision instruments.  
Prerequisite(s): MEGR 3282 or equivalent.  
Cross-listed as: MEGR 6181MEGR 8181, and OPTI 6381.
OPTI 8384 Advanced Surface Metrology

OPTI 8384 - Advanced Surface Metrology


Credit Hours: (3)
Constituents of surface texture, stylus, optical, atomic force microscope and other advanced methods of measuring surface texture.  Two and three dimensional measurement of surfaces. Separation of form, waviness and roughness.  Random process analysis techniques, use of transforms for filtering.  Numerical evaluation of surface texture.  Use of surface texture as fingerprint of the process.  Relationship between function and surface texture.
Prerequisite(s): MEGR 6181 or permission of department.
Cross-listed as: MEGR 7284MEGR 8284, and OPTI 6384
OPTI 8991 Dissertation Research

OPTI 8991 - Dissertation Research


Credit Hours: (1-3)
Research for the dissertation. Graded on a Pass/Unsatisfactory basis. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to candidacy.
Most Recently Offered (Day): Spring, Summer, Fall 
OPTI 9999 Doctoral Degree Graduate Residency Credit