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
22347 OPT 494 RESEARCH IN OPTICS Summer 2015 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
18947 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Summer 2015 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
18989 OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT Summer 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
18991 OPT 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE Summer 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
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     
9
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 Credits Status
53008 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
79372 OPT 211 MATLAB for Optics Majors I Spring 2016 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 800 850 GRGEN 108
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
44
Section Cap     
48
Class Info: STUDENTS MUST ENROLL IN A LAB SECTION WHEN REGISTERING FORTHE 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
79389 OPT 211 MATLAB FOR OPTICS I LAB Spring 2016 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 800 850 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
24
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: SAVICH G
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
79391 OPT 211 MATLAB FOR OPTICS I LAB Spring 2016 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 800 850 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
20
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: SAVICH G
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53013 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
32
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: PHY 123 or 143 OPT 261 and OPT 262
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 109 on 0506 at 1600
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
53024 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1525 1640 B&L 106
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
31
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53031 OPT 225 SOURCES AND DETECTORS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 GAVET 202
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
36
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: ZAVISLAN J
Prerequisites: PHY 123, OPT 241 and OPT 261
Final Exam Schedule: GAVET 202 on 0506 at 1230
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. Students should also register for the complementary lab, Optics 204

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53045 OPT 232 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
22
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
53059 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
29
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: BENTLEY J
Prerequisites: OPT 241 and OPT 242.
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
84247 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
22
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
84943 OPT 247 ADV OPT COATING DESIGN Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 900 950 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
45
Cross Listed: OPT 247, OPT 447 (P), TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: Optics 246/446, or special permission from Instructor.
Description: This course will cover such topics as the effects of dispersion, scatter, and inhomogeneity in multilayer interference coating designs. Attention will be given toward manufacturability of designs and meeting common optical specifications. Design assignments will address fields including, but not limited to Ophthalmic, Lighting, Display, Anti-counterfeiting, Laser, and Infrared applications. Each student will be given access to current market design, optical characterization, and post-process analysis software.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
87180 OPT 247 ADV OPT COATING DES - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 950 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
5
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 247, OPT 447 (P), TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Description: Recitation for Advanced Optical Coating Designs. Course description: This course will cover such topics as the effects of dispersion, scatter, and inhomogeneity in multilayer interference coating designs. Attention will be given toward manufacturability of designs and meeting common optical specifications. Design assignments will address fields including, but not limited to Ophthalmic, Lighting, Display, Anti-counterfeiting, Laser, and Infrared applications. Each student will be given access to current market design, optical characterization, and post-process analysis software.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53062 OPT 248 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
Section Cap     
30
Total Enroll     
29
Total Cap     
30
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
53077 OPT 254 NANOMETROLOGY LABORATORY Spring 2016 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
53086 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 GRGEN 101
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
68
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
68
Total Cap     
80
Cross Listed: OPT 261 (P), PHY 261
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: Physics: Introductory Electricity and Magnetism PHY122 (or consent of the instructor) Math: Calculus MTH 161 ,162 , & MTH164 Calculation and graphing proficiency with MATLAB, Mathematica, Excel or equivalent.
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 101 on 0504 at 1230
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
53090 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFF - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 900 950 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
52
Section Cap     
70
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82384 OPT 276 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
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
53105 OPT 287 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR OPTICS & PHYSICS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 CSB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
49
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
52
Total Cap     
60
Cross Listed: MTH 287, OPT 287 (P)
Instructors: ALONSO M
Prerequisites: MTH 164
Final Exam Schedule: MEL 203 on 0506 at 0830
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
53118 OPT 307 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
2
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
12
Cross Listed: MSC 307, MSC 507, OPT 307 (P), OPT 407
Instructors: MCINTYRE B
Restrictions: [O] Departmental permission required
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0502 at 0830
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
53120 OPT 311 OPTICS SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 1150 1240 GAVET 301
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
37
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
53136 OPT 321 SENIOR THESES II Spring 2016 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: Optics senior in good standing.
Final Exam Schedule: GAVET 301 on 0503 at 0830
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
53147 OPT 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING Spring 2016 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
53154 OPT 391 INDEPENDENT READING Spring 2016 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
53191 OPT 393 SPECIAL ESSAY Spring 2016 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
53200 OPT 394 UNDERGRADTE RSRCH INTERNSHIP Spring 2016 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
53211 OPT 395 UNDERGRADUATE REARCH PROJECT Spring 2016 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
53233 OPT 396 HONORS PROJECTS Spring 2016 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
53244 OPT 407 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2016 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
4
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
12
Cross Listed: MSC 307, MSC 507, OPT 307 (P), OPT 407
Instructors: MCINTYRE B
Restrictions: [O] Departmental permission required
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0502 at 0830
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
53257 OPT 412 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR OPTICS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
19
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: OPT 412 (P), TEO 412
Instructors: STROUD C
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0506 at 1600
Description: Quantum theory topics relevant to atomic physics, radiation theory and quantum optics.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53279 OPT 421 OPT PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
21
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
24
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ECE 421, MSC 470, OPT 421 (P), TEO 421
Instructors: WICKS G
Prerequisites: Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0506 at 0830
Description: Interaction of light with materials’ electrons, phonons, plasmons, and polaritons. Optical reflection, refraction, absorption, scattering, Raman scattering (spontaneous and stimulated), light emission (spontaneous and stimulated). Electrooptic effects and optical nonlinearities in solids. Plasmonics. Semiconductors and their nanostructures are emphasized; metals and insulators also discussed.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53282 OPT 429 Chemical Bonds: From Molecules to Materials Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 306
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
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 MSC 456 & OPT 429. (Spring).
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53298 OPT 432 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
22
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
76800 OPT 433 OPT FAB AND TESTING TECH Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 509
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
12
Cross Listed: OPT 433 (P), TEO 433
Instructors: NELSON J
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 509 on 0507 at 0830
Description: You will be given a first-hand working knowledge of optical glasses, their properties, and the methods for specifying, manufacturing and testing high quality optical components. Lectures emphasize the optical and physical properties of glass, and how these influence the grinding and polishing process. Conventional fixed/loose abrasive grinding and pitch polishing are examined. New concepts for optical manufacturing are covered. The meaning of specifications will be reviewed. The laboratory portion of the course exposes you to abrasive grits, slurries, pitch polishing and the vagarious nature of the conventional polishing process, under the guidance of a master optician. Glass types and part shapes are assigned to illustrate the degree of difficulty required to achieve optical quality surfaces with hand and machine operations. In-process metrology is performed with a variety of instruments.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53302 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
19
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 442 (P), TEO 442
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ B
Prerequisites: OPT 441
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 109 on 0503 at 1230
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
53317 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1650 1805 HYLAN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
17
Section Cap     
35
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ B

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53326 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
22
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
23
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: OPT 444 (P), TEO 444
Instructors: BENTLEY J
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
53334 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
22
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82434 OPT 447 ADV OPT COATING DESIGN Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 900 950 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
45
Cross Listed: OPT 247, OPT 447 (P), TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: Optics 246/446, or special permission from Instructor.
Description: This course will cover such topics as the effects of dispersion, scatter, and inhomogeneity in multilayer interference coating designs. Attention will be given toward manufacturability of designs and meeting common optical specifications. Design assignments will address fields including, but not limited to Ophthalmic, Lighting, Display, Anti-counterfeiting, Laser, and Infrared applications. Each student will be given access to current market design, optical characterization, and post-process analysis software.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82443 OPT 447 ADV OPT COATING DES - REC Spring 2016 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 950 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
5
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 247, OPT 447 (P), TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Description: Recitation for Advanced Optical Coating Designs. Course description: This course will cover such topics as the effects of dispersion, scatter, and inhomogeneity in multilayer interference coating designs. Attention will be given toward manufacturability of designs and meeting common optical specifications. Design assignments will address fields including, but not limited to Ophthalmic, Lighting, Display, Anti-counterfeiting, Laser, and Infrared applications. Each student will be given access to current market design, optical characterization, and post-process analysis software.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53343 OPT 448 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
30
Total Enroll     
29
Total Cap     
30
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
82499 OPT 449 DES TOL FAB & COAT OPT SYS Spring 2016 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53351 OPT 450 POLARIZATION Spring 2016 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2115
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53365 OPT 456 OPTICS LABORATORY Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1300 1600 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
23
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: MARCIANTE 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
53378 OPT 462 Electromagnetism of Waves Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
19
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: OPT 462 (P), TEO 462
Instructors: AGRAWAL G
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0505 at 1600
Description: Electromagnetic theory as a foundation for classical descriptions of many optical phenomena. Pertaining topics reviewed and expanded upon.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53380 OPT 465 PRINCIPLES OF LASERS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1700 2000 GRGEN 108
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
25
Section Cap     
50
Total Enroll     
26
Total Cap     
50
Cross Listed: MSC 465, OPT 465 (P), PHY 435, TEO 465
Instructors: GUO C
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 108 on 0506 at 1230
Description: Topics include quantum mechanical treatments to two-level atomic systems, optical gain, homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening, laser resonators, cavity design, pumping schemes, rate equations, Q-switching for various lasers.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82396 OPT 476 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
19
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
53399 OPT 481 GEN MANAGEMNT OF NEW VENTURE Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1810 2110 SCHGL 407
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
15
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
44
Total Cap     
50
Cross Listed: 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
53403 OPT 482 PRODUCT DEV & TECH MGMT Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 1930 GAVET 310
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
30
Total Cap     
35
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
53412 OPT 491 MASTER'S READING IN OPTICS Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82451 OPT 492 Color Technology Spring 2016 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1230 1345 HYLAN 105
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: ECE 492, OPT 492 (P)
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: Linear Algebra, and an elementary understanding of MatLab or other similar programming software
Description: Color Technology is more than just pigments, dyes, paints, and textiles. Everywhere in modern technology (smart phones, tablets, displays, lighting, cinema, printers, etc.) is the need for a basic understanding of how we measure, identify, communicate, specify, and render color from one device to another. This course addresses color order systems, color spaces, color measurement, color difference, additive and subtractive color, and rendering of color images. The student will learn about color matching, lighting conditions, metamerism, and color constancy. At the semester’s end, each student will have compiled a Color Toolbox with useful functions to derive different necessary color values within MatLab.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53429 OPT 494 RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53430 OPT 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53475 OPT 561 ADVANCED IMAGING Spring 2016 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30
Prerequisites: OPT 461

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53481 OPT 591 PHD READING COURSE Spring 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
53553 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53564 OPT 595 PHD RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53755 OPT 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA Spring 2016 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
53761 OPT 595B PHD RSRCH IN ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2016 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
53776 OPT 894 CO-OP PROGRAM IN OPTICS Spring 2016 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
85747 OPT 894 CO-OP PROGRAM IN OPTICS Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: KNOX W

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53793 OPT 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53807 OPT 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Spring 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
85789 OPT 897A MASTERS IN ABSENTIA Spring 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
53815 OPT 897B MASTER'S IN ABSENTIA Spring 2016 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
53839 OPT 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Spring 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
53868 OPT 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53873 OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
53884 OPT 987V PART TIME VISITING STUDENT Spring 2016 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
53896 OPT 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT Spring 2016 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term