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Spring 2018-2019
* ELE 351   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Electromagnetic Field Theory and Physical Optics

Claire F. Gmachl

This course provides the students with a broad and solid background in electromagnetics, including both statics and dynamics, as described by Maxwell's equations. Fundamental concepts of diffraction theory, Fourier optics, polarization of light, and geometrical optics will be discussed. Emphasis is on engineering principles, and applications will be discussed throughout. Examples include cavities, waveguides, antennas, fiber optic communications, and imaging.

Sample reading list:
Saleh, Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics
E. Hecht, Optics
Fawwaz Ulaby, Eric Michielssen, Umberto Ravaioli, Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetics
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Student is expected to read 20 pages per week. There will be short presentations and short abstracts.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 103 and PHY 104 or equivalent.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41402 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Sherrerd Hall   001   Enrolled:14 Limit:30