Offered by Physics
Prerequisite: Phys 121. Open to all engineering, computer science, and science majors with junior or senior standing. Advanced combined laboratory and lecture course emphasizing photonics and high power laser applications. Topics include Maxwell's equations, principles of lasers, electro-optics, non-linear optics, absorption and transmission of light, bio-optics, fiber-optic communications, chemiluminescence, scattering from periodic surfaces and colloids, sensors. Topics and experiments change on a semester basis depending on interests of enrolled students.