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Spring 2018-2019
ELE 555 / MSE 555   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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
Peter Bernath, Spectra of Atoms and Molecules
Michael Hollas, High Resolution Spectroscopy

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

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

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
41851 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W   Friend Center   306   Enrolled:7 Limit:20