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Spring 2008-2009
* ELE 102 / EGR 103 (ST)   No Audit

New Eyes for the World: Hands-On Optical Engineering

Claire F. Gmachl

This hands-on lab course introduces students to several modern topics of engineering optics. Teams of students will carry out four different projects: (i) holography, (ii) lasers (iii) free-space optical communication, and (iv) nanotechnology. The course teaches the foundations and broader societal issues of these technologies. The laboratory sessions involve hands-on instructional training, as well as individual experimentation and exploration. Skills acquired in this course include computer programming of user interfaces, data acquisition and interpretation, wet chemical processing, and electronics design assembly.

Sample reading list:
D. Wasserman,, ELE 102 Lab Manual -Introduction into Labview
D. Wasserman,, ELE 102 Lab Manual-Laser Light Show
D. Wasserman,, ELE 102 Lab Manual-Holography
D. Wasserman,, ELE 102 Lab Manual-Nanotechnology and Spectroscopy
D. Wasserman,, ELE 102 Lab Manual-Wireless Optical Communication

Reading/Writing assignments:
15 pages of reading. 10-15 pages weekly lab instructions. Several journal articles and news features. Writing: presentation notes, lab book

Design Project - 30%
Quizzes - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Freshmen and Sophomores Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Participation of non-science/engineering and interdisciplinary students is strongly encouraged..

Other information:
Teams consist of 2-3 students.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42196 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:29 Limit:50
42198 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F116   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
42200 B02 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm F   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F116   Enrolled:6 Limit:12
42202 B03 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M   Engineering Quad F-Wing   F116   Enrolled:11 Limit:12