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Spring 2008-2009
ELE 555  

Selected Topics in Optics and Optical Electronics

Gerard Wysocki

Various aspects of laser spectroscopic sensing. Topics include physical principles of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, fundamentals of high resolution lasers spectroscopy, spectroscopic measurement techniques and instrumentation, laser sources and practical applications of spectroscopic sensing. Example applications of laser spectroscopy to chemical analysis and trace gas detection in fundamental science, industrial and environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics will be discussed.

Sample reading list:
Wolfgang. Demtröder, Laser Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts & Instrumentation, 3rd Ed
Anthony E. Siegman, Lasers

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Lab Reports - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
Participants will give two short oral presentations. There will be four laboratory assignments with lab-reports and a final report in lieu of Final Exam.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
47410 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm M W        Enrolled:7 Limit:20