Course Number
Primary Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Course Format

This course reviews electromagnetic theory and introduces the interaction of light and matter with an emphasis on laser theory. A fundamental background is established, necessary for advanced courses in optical engineering. Topics include Maxwell’s equations, total power law, introduction to spectroscopy, classical oscillator model, Kramers-Kroenig relations, line broadening mechanisms, rate equations, laser pumping and population inversion, laser amplification, laser resonator design, and Gaussian beam propagation.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.525.605 Intermediate Electromagnetics or equivalent.

Course Offerings

There are no sections currently offered, however you can view a sample syllabus from a prior section of this course.