Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Optics
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
16031 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Summer 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
21374 OPT 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Summer 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
16059 OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT Summer 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54552 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB Spring 2017 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 2155 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
39
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: EASTMAN C
Prerequisites: Optics sophomore standing and OPT 201.
Description: This lab complements OPT 261. Experiments cover interference and diffraction phenomena, introduction to optical information processing and electronic imaging systems with emphasis on error analysis.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54569 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB-WORKSHOP Spring 2017 WRK Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 1930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
24
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: EASTMAN C

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54574 OPT 204 SOURCES/DETECTORS LAB LECT Spring 2017 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 900 950 CSB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
49
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S
Prerequisites: OPT 201, 202, 203
Description: This lab complements OPT 225 and provides the basic concepts required for understanding the operation of optical sources and photodetectors. It covers important sources such as lasers and light-emitting diodes as well several types of photodetectors.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54583 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2017 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1200 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54595 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2017 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54600 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2017 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54611 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2017 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54625 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2017 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54633 OPT 211 MATLAB for Optics Majors I Spring 2017 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 800 850 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
41
Section Cap     
48
Class Info: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A LAB WHEN REGISTERINGFOR THE MAIN SECTION.
Instructors: SAVICH G
Prerequisites: None
Description: Teaches techniques of transforming continuous problems to discrete mathematical models. Students learn computational methods for solving problems in optics using high level software. Includes labs.
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_211.html
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54644 OPT 211 MATLAB FOR OPTICS I LAB Spring 2017 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1015 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
17
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: SAVICH G

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54657 OPT 211 MATLAB FOR OPTICS I LAB Spring 2017 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 800 850 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
24
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: SAVICH G

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54666 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 B&L 106
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
41
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: PHY 123 or 143, MTH 281 may be taken concurrently
Description: Intro to quantum mechanics in the context of modern optics and optical technology. Wave mechanics as applied to electrons in crystals and in quantum wells and the optical properties of materials. Semiconductor junctions in photodetectors and photoemitters.
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_223.html
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54679 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY - REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1525 1640 B&L 106
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
39
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54682 OPT 225 SOURCES AND DETECTORS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 GAVET 202
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
48
Section Cap     
70
Instructors: GUO C
Description: This course provides the basic concepts required for understanding radiometry and the operation of optical sources and photodetectors. It covers important sources such as lasers and light-emitting diodes as well several types of photodetectors.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54698 OPT 232 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ME 232 (P), ME 432, MSC 432, OPT 232, OPT 432, TEO 432, TME 432
Instructors: GENBERG V
Description: The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermo-optic and stress-optic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for ME 432.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81670 OPT 243 OPTICAL FABRICATION & TESTING Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 MEL 206
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: NELSON J
Prerequisites: Courses limited to sophomores-seniors. Not recommended for freshmen.
Description: Fabrication of a plane parallel plate, lens, or prism from a variety of optical glasses: controlled loose abrassive grinding pitch polishing skills; optical metrology, including interferometry and evaluation of roughness.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
84017 OPT 243 OPT FABRICATION &TESTING LAB Spring 2017 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1100 1400 GRGEN 431
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: NELSON J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
84026 OPT 243 OPT FABRICATION &TESTING LAB Spring 2017 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 800 1100 GRGEN 431
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: NELSON J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54709 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 DEWEY 2110D
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
24
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: BENTLEY J
Description: 3rd order aberration theory, optimization theory, global optimization, variables and constraints of various lens materials and types. Course concludes with individual lens design projects.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54714 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
24
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54723 OPT 247 ADV OPT COATING DESIGN Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 900 1015 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: OPT 246
Description: Specialty and custom coatings and their scientific applications and business uses.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54737 OPT 247 ADV OPT COATING DES - REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 950 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54746 OPT 248 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: BCS 223, OPT 248 (P), OPT 448, TEO 448
Instructors: HUNTER J
Description: How the human eye's optical and neural factors process color and spatial information includes comparison with the design and capabilities of other animals' eyes.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54758 OPT 254 NANOMETROLOGY LABORATORY Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
8
Total Cap     
8
Cross Listed: OPT 254 (P), PHY 371
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S
Description: This is a required, 4-credit-hour course for the Certificate in Nanoengineering Program. It consists of three laboratory experimental modules accompanied by lecture materials: Module 1. Scanning electron microscopy (McIntyre); Module 2. Atomic force microscopy (Papernov); Module 3. Confocal microscopy (Lukishova). The laboratory components will use the facilities of the University of Rochester Integrated Nanosystems Center, the Institute of Optics and the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Topics covered in the 50-min lab lectures include the nature of nanoscale surface forces in solids and principles of scanning force microscopy, function and capabilities of the scanning electron microscope, and confocal fluorescence microscopy of single nanoemitters. Students are expected to have completed a sequence in introductory physics with a strong performance in electromagnetism, the basics of modern physics and physical optics. Junior and Senior level.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54760 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 GRGEN 101
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
60
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
60
Total Cap     
80
Cross Listed: OPT 261 (P), PHY 261
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142
Description: Complex representation of waves; scalar diffraction theory; Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction and application to measurement; diffraction and image formation; optical transfer function; coherent optical systems, optical data processing, and holography.
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_261.html
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54771 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFF - REC Spring 2017 REC Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 900 950 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
50
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54785 OPT 276 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: OPT 276 (P), OPT 476, TEO 476
Instructors: BERGER A
Description: Biomedical spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, Raman, elastic scattering); propagation of photons in highly scattering media (such as tissue); techniques for high-resolution imaging in biological media: confocal imaging, multiphoton imaging and optical coherence tomography. Taught every other fall.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54792 OPT 287 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR OPTICS & PHYSICS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 CSB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
46
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
50
Total Cap     
60
Cross Listed: MTH 287, OPT 287 (P)
Instructors: ALONSO M
Prerequisites: MTH 164
Description: Techniques used in mathematical study of optical phenomena. Emphasis on gaining insight and experience in the use of these powerful and elegant tools for describing, solving and resolving optical systems and schema.
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_287.html
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
85210 OPT 287 MATH METHODS FOR OPT REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1525 1640 HUTCH 473
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
46
Section Cap     
48
Instructors: ALONSO M

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54805 OPT 307 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
2
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
12
Cross Listed: MSC 307, MSC 507, OPT 307 (P), OPT 407
Instructors: MCINTYRE B
Restrictions: [O] Departmental permission required
Description: Overview of techniques for using the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and Scanning Probe (AFM, STM) and analyzing data. Students perform independent lab projects by semester's end.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54818 OPT 311 OPTICS SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 1150 1240 GAVET 301
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
22
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: KNOX W
Prerequisites: Open only to Optics seniors.
Description: Documenting each stage,student teams design, build, and test an optical device or instrument for a faculty, community or industrial sponsor.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54820 OPT 321 SENIOR THESES II Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 1150 1240 GAVET 301
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
5
Instructors: KNOX W
Prerequisites: Open to Optics seniors only.
Description: With faculty supervision: reading, experimentation, and writing of final thesis and presentation of results. Students wishing to major in "Optics" will register for this course.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54836 OPT 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54847 OPT 391 INDEPENDENT READING Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54863 OPT 393 SPECIAL ESSAY Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54872 OPT 394 UNDERGRADTE RSRCH INTERNSHIP Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54889 OPT 395 UNDERGRADUATE REARCH PROJECT Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54906 OPT 396 HONORS PROJECTS Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54922 OPT 407 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
4
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
12
Cross Listed: MSC 307, MSC 507, OPT 307 (P), OPT 407
Instructors: MCINTYRE B
Restrictions: [O] Departmental permission required
Description: Overview of techniques for using the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and Scanning Probe (AFM, STM) and analyzing data. Students perform independent lab projects by semester's end.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54935 OPT 412 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR OPTICS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: OPT 412 (P), TEO 412
Instructors: STROUD C
Description: This course covers the topics in modern quantum theory which are relevant to atomic physics, radiation theory, and quantum optics. The theory is developed in terms of Hilbert space operators. The quantum mechanics of simple systems, including the harmonic oscillator, spin, and the one-electron atoms, are reviewed. Finally, methods of calculation useful in modern quantum optics are discussed. These include manipulation of coherent states, the Bloch spere representation, and conventional perturbation theory. Prerequisite: One course in undergraduate wave mechanics or permission of instructor. References: Cohen-Tannoudji, Diu and Laloe, Merzbacher, Schiff, Dirac.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54941 OPT 421 OPT PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
16
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ECE 421, MSC 470, OPT 421 (P), TEO 421
Instructors: WICKS G
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
Description: This is a course concerning the aspects of the solid state physics of semiconductors which influence their optical properties. Topics include: electrons and holes, bandstructures, k•p theory, Kramers-Kronig relations, phonons, polaritons, electrooptic effects, nonlinear optical effects. The physics of absorption, spontaneous and stimulated emission, reflection, modulation and Raman scattering of light will be covered. III-V semiconductors will be emphasized; other semiconductor material systems will also be mentioned. Optical properties of specific semiconductor material systems will be covered. Reduced dimensionality structures such as quantum wells will be contrasted with bulk semiconductors. Optoelectronic device applications of semiconductors will be mentioned, but not covered in detail.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55120 OPT 422 COLOR TECHNOLOGY Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 101
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
6
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ECE 492, OPT 422 (P)
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
80165 OPT 423 DETECTION OF OPTCL RADIATION Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 423 (P), TEO 423
Instructors: CARDENAS J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54953 OPT 429 Chemical Bonds: From Molecules to Materials Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 306
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
15
Cross Listed: CHM 456 (P), MSC 456, OPT 429
Instructors: KRAUSS T
Prerequisites: CHM 251 or an equivalent course on introductory quantum mechanics
Description: An introduction to the electronic structure of extended materials systems from both a chemical bonding and a condensed matter physics perspective. The course will discuss materials of all length scales from individual molecules to macroscopic three-dimensional crystals, but will focus on zero, one, and two dimensional inorganic materials at the nanometer scale. Specific topics include semiconductor nanocrystals, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes, and conjugated polymers. Two weekly lectures of 75 minutes each. Cross listed with OPT 429. (Spring).
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54964 OPT 432 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ME 232 (P), ME 432, MSC 432, OPT 232, OPT 432, TEO 432, TME 432
Instructors: GENBERG V
Description: The mechanical design and analysis of optical components and systems will be studied. Topics will include kinematic mounting of optical elements, the analysis of adhesive bonds, and the influence of environmental effects such as gravity, temperature, and vibration on the performance of optical systems. Additional topics include analysis of adaptive optics, the design of lightweight mirrors, thermo-optic and stress-optic (stress birefringence) effects. Emphasis will be placed on integrated analysis which includes the data transfer between optical design codes and mechanical FEA codes. A term project is required for ME 432.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54970 OPT 433 OPTICAL FABRICATION & TESTING Spring 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Prerequisites: Courses limited to sophomores-seniors. Not recommended for freshmen.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54988 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
13
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
17
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 442 (P), TEO 442
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ B
Prerequisites: OPT 441
Description: This course provides an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of optical instrumentation: Optical metrology, including wavefront and surface metrology, interferometric instruments and interferogram analysis, coherence and coherence-based instruments, phase measurement and phase-shifting interferometry; spectroscopic instrumentation, including the Fourier transfrom spectrometer, the Fabry-Perot interferometer, and the grating monochromator; image plane characterization (star test, Ronchi test, and modulation transfer function); the influence of illumination and partial coherence on image forming systems, including microscopes, systems for projection lithography, and displays.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54997 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS - REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1650 1805 HYLAN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
35
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ B

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55008 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
35
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
35
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: OPT 444 (P), TEO 444
Instructors: BENTLEY J
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Description: A review of geometrical optics and 3rd order aberration theory. Specification documents. Image assessment: ray intercept plots, wavefront analysis, spot diagrams, MTFs, and point spread functions. Optimization theory, damped least squares, global optimization, merit functions, variables and constraints. Glass, plastic, UV and IR materials. Aspheres, GRINs, and diffractive optics. Secondary spectrum, spherochromatism, higher order aberrations. Induced aberrations. Splitting and compounding lens elements. Aplanats and anastigmats. Refractive design forms: landscape lens, achromatic doublet, Cooke triplet, Double Gauss, Petzval lens, wide angle, telephoto, and eyepieces. Reflective design forms: parabola, Cassegrain, Schmidt, Ritchey Cretian, Gregorian, three mirror anastigmat, and reflective triplet. Computer aided lens design exercises using CodeV - includes a 4-6 week individual lens design project.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55013 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
34
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55024 OPT 447 ADV OPT COATING DESIGN Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 900 1015 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: OPT 246
Description: Specialty and custom coatings and their scientific applications and business uses.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55031 OPT 447 ADV OPT COATING DES - REC Spring 2017 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 950 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55045 OPT 448 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2017 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: BCS 223, OPT 248 (P), OPT 448, TEO 448
Instructors: HUNTER J
Description: How the human eye's optical and neural factors process color and spatial information includes comparison with the design and capabilities of other animals' eyes.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81252 OPT 450 POLARIZATION Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2115 MEL 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
3
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: OPT 450 (P), TEO 450
Instructors: BROWN T
Prerequisites: OPT 441 or 443, and 461 or 463, or permission of the instructor.
Description: This course covers the fundamentals necessary to understand the behavior of fully and partially polarized light, and the significant range of applications and optical systems in which polarization is important. Topics include foundational electromagnetic theories of propagation and scattering, polarized plane waves, polarization eigenstates, Jones and Mueller Calculii, ellipsometry, polarization in multilayers and gratings, principles of polarization effects in focusing and imaging, polarization metrology, and topics in polarization coherence.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55059 OPT 456 OPTICS LABORATORY Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1300 1600 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Description: This is an intensive laboratory course with experiments that likely included the following: 1. Transverse and axial mode structure of a gas laser. 2. Detector calibration using a blackbody. 3. Production of a white light viewable transmission hologram. 4. Acousto-optic modulation. 5. Twyman-Green interferometry. 6. Optical Fibers Laser. 7. The Pockels cell as an optical modulator. 8. Optical beats (heterodyning) and CATV. 9. The YAG laser and second harmonic generation. 10. Fourier optics and optical filtering. 11. Lens Evaluation. 12. Modulation Transfer Function. 13. Applications and properties of pulsed dye laser. 14. Holographic optical elements. 15. Properties of Gaussian beams.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55062 OPT 462 Electromagnetic of Waves Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: OPT 462 (P), TEO 462
Instructors: AGRAWAL G
Prerequisites: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory, advanced calculus, vector analysis. References: Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics; Born and Wolf, Principles of Optics.
Description: This course covers topics in electromagnetic theory that serve as a foundation for classical descriptions of many optical phenomena. A partial list of topics includes: review of Maxwell's equations, boundary conditions, and wave equations; polarization of light; crystal optics; vector, scalar, and Hertz potentials; radiation from accelerated charges; electric and magnetic dipole radiation; Lorentz atom description of the interaction of light with matter; scattering; optical waveguides.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55077 OPT 465 PRINCIPLES OF LASERS Spring 2017 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
50
Prerequisites: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55086 OPT 476 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: OPT 276 (P), OPT 476, TEO 476
Instructors: BERGER A
Description: Biomedical spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, Raman, elastic scattering); propagation of photons in highly scattering media (such as tissue); techniques for high-resolution imaging in biological media: confocal imaging, multiphoton imaging and optical coherence tomography. Taught every other fall.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55090 OPT 481 GEN MANAGEMNT OF NEW VENTURE Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1810 2110 GLSON 118
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
20
Total Enroll     
39
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ENT 425, OPT 481, TEM 411 (P)
Instructors: MOORE D
Description: This course provides an opportunity to examine the management practices associated with technical innovation and new business development. The analysis of entrepreneurship is evaluated primarily from the perspective of a start-up venture that requires equity capital investment. Management issues discussed include organizational development, analysis of market opportunities, market engagement, financial planning and control, capitalization, sources of funds, the due-diligence process and valuing the venture. Teams of three to four students will collaborate in the preparation of a business plan. The course will include time for students to share business ideas and identify possible team members. Each team will have a coach who is an experienced businessperson. The coach will be available to provide feedback to the team.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55105 OPT 482 PRODUCT DEV & TECH MGMT Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 1930 GAVET 310
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
24
Total Cap     
45
Cross Listed: OPT 482, TEM 441 (P)
Instructors: EASTMAN J
Description: In this class we will explore system engineering via the ISO9000 product development process and will illustrate how to use this process to develop both products and research systems that meet necessary specifications. The first eight weeks emphasize system integration including the development of the product development plans, partitioning of a system into subsystems, quantitative analysis of system performance and the role of prototypes. The second half of the semester emphasizes the planning needed to take systems to manufacture. During the course the students will prepare a product development plan on a project that was selected during TEM 440 Screening Technical Opportunities. The course is intended to be interactive. A portion of the classes will be dedicated to "brain-storming" solutions to technical problems and formal design reviews where the students will review the project plans of other students.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55118 OPT 491 MASTER'S READING IN OPTICS Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55136 OPT 494 MASTER'S INTERNSHIP Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55154 OPT 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
81240 OPT 561 ADVANCED IMAGING Spring 2017 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
20
Instructors: FIENUP J
Prerequisites: OPT 461
Description: Advanced topics in imaging, concentrating on computed imaging, Fourier-transform-based imaging, and unconventional imaging, with emphasis on imaging through aberrating media (particularly atmospheric turbulence), in mathematical depth. Topics are selected from the following: stellar (speckle, Michelson, and intensity) interferometry, wavefront sensing for adaptive optics, phase diversity; pupil-plane lensless laser imaging including 2-D and 3-D digital holography, imaging correlography, and X-ray diffraction imaging; Lyot coronography, synthetic-aperture radar, Fourier telescopy, Fourier-transform imaging spectroscopy, structured-illumination superresolution, optical coherence tomography, extended-depth-of-field imaging, and synthetic-aperture radar.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55233 OPT 591 PHD READING COURSE Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55244 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55257 OPT 595 PHD RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55456 OPT 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55467 OPT 595B PHD RSRCH IN ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55475 OPT 894 CO-OP PROGRAM IN OPTICS Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55494 OPT 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55506 OPT 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55522 OPT 897A MASTERS IN ABSENTIA Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55541 OPT 897B MASTER'S IN ABSENTIA Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55553 OPT 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55588 OPT 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55597 OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55616 OPT 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55627 OPT 997 DOCTORAL DISSERATION Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55710 OPT 997A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55728 OPT 997B PHD IN ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55732 OPT 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55914 OPT 999A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55937 OPT 999B DOC DISS IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2017 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52890 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB Spring 2016 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 1100 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
54
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: EASTMAN C
Prerequisites: OPT 201 or permission of instructor.
Description: This lab complements OPT 261. Experiments cover interference and diffraction phenomena, introduction to optical information processing and electronic imaging systems with emphasis on error analysis.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52901 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB - LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 800 1055 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
24
Description: This lab complements OPT 261. Experiments cover interference and diffraction phenomena, introduction to optical information processing and electronic imaging systems with emphasis on error analysis.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52952 OPT 204 SOURCES/DETECTORS LAB LECT Spring 2016 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 900 950 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
41
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S
Prerequisites: OPT 201, 202, and 203.
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 109 on 0504 at 0830
Description: This lab complements OPT 225 and provides the basic concepts required for understanding the operation of optical sources and photodetectors. It covers important sources such as lasers and light-emitting diodes as well several types of photodetectors.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52969 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1200 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52974 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52983 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
52995 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credi