* ELE 455 / CEE 455 / MAE 455 / MSE 455
Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment
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
Bi-weekly problem sets. Approximately 10-20 pages of reading per week. One oral presentation.
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%
This course meshes with the research and educational goals of the MIRTHE Engineering Research Center at Princeton University.
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