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Fall 2007-2008
ELE 455 / CEE 455 / MAE 455 / MSE 455  

Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment

Craig A. Arnold
Claire F. Gmachl
James A. Smith

This course is designed to give Juniors, Seniors, and interested graduate students a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction into mid-infrared sensing, its applications, and its technological foundations. Topics include: materials, light sources, lasers and detectors for the mid-infrared; spectroscopy and sensing; sensing systems and sensor networks. It addresses such important issues as global warming, policy making, engineering solutions to global challenges, environmental sensing, breath analysis and health applications, and sensing in homeland security.

Sample reading list:
M.W. Sigrist, Air Monitoring by Spectroscopic Techniques, Wiley 1994
C. Gmachl, et. al, Rep. Prog. Phys. 64, 1533 (2001) Review Article
C. Gmachl, et.al, IEEE Circ. Dev. 16, 10 (2000). Review Article
A. Kosterev and F.K. Tittel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 38, 582 (2002). Review Article

Reading/Writing assignments:
Bi-weekly problem sets. Approximately 10-20 pages of reading per week. One oral presentation.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
This course meshes with the research and educational goals of the MIRTHE Engineering Research Center at Princeton University.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21901 L01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:10 Limit:60