ECE 231 Principles of Optics

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of electromagnetic, signals and systems, and linear algebra. Basic principles of optics. Topics include classical theory of diffraction, interference of waves, study of simple dielectric elements such as gratings and lenses, analysis of Gaussian beams, elements of geometrical optics, Waveguides, interferometers and optical resonators. The course aims at equipping the student with a set of general tools to understand basic optical phenomena and model simple optical devices.