ECE 529 Fiber Optics, 4 credits

Steven L. Jacques Scott A. Prahl

An introductory course in fiber optics aimed at scientists and engineers from widely varying backgrounds. Topics include light propagation in dielectric media, attenuation in optical fibers, step- and index-graded fibers, photon generation and detection devices used in fiber optics, and integration of fiber optics with the photon devices. Laboratory demonstrations will be held in either the Biomedical Optics Laboratory or the NT Computer Lab.

The class is organized as ten weekly 4-hr blocks:

"Fiber Optics"

1. Ray optics

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2-3. E&M

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4-5. Fiber waveguides

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6-7. Transmission

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8. Preparing and testing fibers

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9-10. Fiber sensors

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