Elements of Photonics builds upon and applies principles presented in Fundamentals of Light and Lasers. The course includes modules on operational characteristics of lasers, specific laser types, optical detectors and human vision, principles of optical fiber communications, photonics devices for imaging, storage and display, and laser welding and surface treatment. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites EET 161
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Understand and identify the correct terminology used when describing the operation and application of specific laser types.
- Be able to identify, select, and evaluate the appropriate lase to use for a desired manufacturing, medical, research, or engineering process. Students will gain hands-on experience with photonics equipment required to complete laboratory exercises and align critical photonics components.
- Calculate required laser characteristics and properties of laser light, and be able to present these quantities to justify proposed uses of various lasers.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Develop proper terminology required to interact with other professionals established in photonics (light and Laser) related fields.
Learning How to Learn:
- Understand the interdependence of lasers in daily activities, and the importance of lasers in art, commerce, manufacturing, entertainment, material processing, and medical treatments.
- Gain the prerequisite knowledge to continue learning photonics-related material to meet the needs of emerging job markets in technical fields utilizing photonics and lasers.