This course provides the essential background in photonics required to understand modern photonic and fiber-optic systems. Fundamental concepts established in this course are necessary for advanced coursework as well. Topics include: electromagnetic optics, polarization and crystal optics, guided-wave optics, fiber optics, photons in semiconductors, semiconductor photon sources and detectors, electro-optics and acousto-optics.

Course prerequisite(s): 

An undergraduate course in electromagnetic theory.

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