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Fall 2008-2009
* ELE 455 / CEE 455 / MAE 455 / MSE 455  

Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment

Craig B. Arnold
Claire F. Gmachl
Gerard Wysocki

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:
Approximately 10-20 pages of reading per week. Two oral presentations (15 min;30 min).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Lab Reports - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%

Other information:
This course meshes with the research and educational goals of the MIRTHE Engineering Research Center at Princeton University. In addition to Prof. Gmachl, there will be other faculty and guest lecturers throughout the semester.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20519 L01 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:11 Limit:60