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2.717J / MAS.857J Optical Engineering, Spring 2002

Monochromatic, spacially coherent light represented as a three-dimensional waveform.
Monochromatic, spacially coherent light represented as a three-dimensional waveform. (Image courtesy of Prof. George Barbastathis.)

Highlights of this Course

  This course includes a design project, assignments and selected lecture notes.

Course Description

This course concerns the theory and practice of optical methods in engineering and system design, with an emphasis on diffraction, statistical optics, holography, and imaging. It provides the engineering methodology skills necessary to incorporate optical components in systems serving diverse areas such as precision engineering and metrology, bio-imaging, and computing (sensors, data storage, communication in multi-processor systems). Experimental demonstrations and a design project are included.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. George Barbastathis

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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