Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Optics
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
58652 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB LECTURE Spring 2015 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 900 1015 HUTCH 473
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
44
Section Cap     
48
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58669 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS - LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1800 2100 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58674 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS - LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1300 1600 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58683 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS - LAB Spring 2015 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1800 2100 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58695 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS - LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1800 2100 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58704 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS - LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1200 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58710 OPT 204 SOURCES/DETECTORS LAB LECT Spring 2015 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 900 950 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
36
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 109 on 0506 at 0830

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58728 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58732 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2015 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
58749 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58755 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2015 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
82042 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1200 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
10
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58761 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
35
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: PHY 123 or 143, MTH 281 may be taken concurrently
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 109 on 0508 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
58776 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY - REC Spring 2015 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1525 1640 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
36
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58787 OPT 225 SOURCES AND DETECTORS Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 HARK 115
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
41
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: ZAVISLAN J
Prerequisites: PHY 123, OPT 241, OPT 261
Final Exam Schedule: HARK 115 on 0504 at 0830
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
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58793 OPT 232 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
23
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
58807 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN Spring 2015 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
27
Section Cap     
25
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
58815 OPT 247 ADVANCED THIN FILM COATINGS Spring 2015 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 900 950
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Prerequisites: OPT 246
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58821 OPT 248 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
30
Total Enroll     
19
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
81360 OPT 254 NANOMETROLOGY LABORATORY Spring 2015 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
6
Total Cap     
6
Cross Listed: OPT 254 (P), PHY 371
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S; BIGELOW N
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing with the following courses complete: OPT 201 and OPT 202 or PHY 243.
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
58839 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 GRGEN 101
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
53
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
53
Total Cap     
80
Cross Listed: OPT 261 (P), PHY 261
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142
Final Exam Schedule: GRGEN 101 on 0506 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
58842 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFF - REC Spring 2015 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 900 950 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
43
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
75247 OPT 276 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2015 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58850 OPT 287 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR OPTICS & PHYSICS Spring 2015 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 HUTCH 473
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
46
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
50
Total Cap     
48
Cross Listed: MTH 287, OPT 287 (P)
Instructors: ALONSO M
Prerequisites: MTH 164
Final Exam Schedule: DEWEY 1101 on 0508 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
58868 OPT 307 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2015 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 0504 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
58873 OPT 311 OPTICS SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 1025 1115 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
23
Section Cap     
25
Instructors: KNOX W
Prerequisites: Open only to Optics seniors.
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 504 on 0506 at 1230
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
58884 OPT 321 SENIOR THESES II Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 1025 1115 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
5
Instructors: KNOX W
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 504 on 0506 at 1230

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
58896 OPT 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING Spring 2015 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
58909 OPT 391 INDEPENDENT READING Spring 2015 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
58946 OPT 393 SPECIAL ESSAY Spring 2015 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
58958 OPT 394 UNDERGRADTE RSRCH INTERNSHIP Spring 2015 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
58985 OPT 395 UNDERGRADUATE REARCH PROJECT Spring 2015 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
59021 OPT 396 HONORS PROJECTS Spring 2015 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
59039 OPT 407 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2015 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
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 0504 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
59042 OPT 412 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR OPTICS Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
9
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: OPT 412 (P), TEO 412
Instructors: STROUD C
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0508 at 1600
Description: Quantum theory topics relevant to atomic physics, radiation theory and quantum optics.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
74654 OPT 414 DETECTION & ESTIMATION THEORY Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1525 1640 CSB 426
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
3
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: ECE 441 (P), OPT 414
Instructors: FINE T
Prerequisites: ECE440or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Final Exam Schedule: CSB 426 on 0507 at 1230
Description: Loss and utility; Bayesian inference; risk functions, randomized decisions, admissible decisions; empirical Bayes for unknown prior; Neyman-Pearson hypothesis testing, receiver operating characteristic; sufficient and minimal sufficient statistics and Rao-Blackwellization; unbiased estimation; minimum variance unbiased estimation and Cramer-Rao inequality, maximum likelihood estimation; nonparametric estimation of cdfs.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59050 OPT 421 OPT PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Spring 2015 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 0508 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
59068 OPT 429 CHEMICAL BONDS: FROM MOLECULES TO MATERIALS Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 306
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
5
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).
URL: http://www.chem.rochester.edu/courses/courses.php?id=36
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59073 OPT 432 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
23
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
59084 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1230 1345 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
22
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
22
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 442 (P), TEO 442
Instructors: BROWN T
Prerequisites: OPT 441
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0506 at 1915
Description: Principles and practices for solving problems of optical imaging, optical instruments and optical systems.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59096 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS - REC Spring 2015 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1025 1115 GRGEN 110
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
19
Section Cap     
35
Instructors: BROWN T

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59117 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN Spring 2015 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
26
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
26
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: OPT 444 (P), TEO 444
Instructors: BENTLEY J
Prerequisites: OPT 441
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.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59126 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2015 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
18
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59134 OPT 447 ADVANCED THIN FILM COATINGS Spring 2015 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 900 950
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
5
Prerequisites: OPT 246
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59143 OPT 448 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
30
Total Enroll     
19
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
75218 OPT 450 POLARIZATION Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2115 GRGEN 110
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: OPT 450 (P), TEO 450
Instructors: BROWN T
Description: The physics and engineering of polarized light, including polarization ray tracing and polarization in high numerical aperture focusing.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59151 OPT 456 OPTICS LABORATORY Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1300 1600 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Instructors: MARCIANTE J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59165 OPT 462 Electromagnetic Waves Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: OPT 462 (P), TEO 462
Instructors: AGRAWAL G
Final Exam Schedule: WILMT 116 on 0507 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
59178 OPT 465 PRINCIPLES OF LASERS Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1700 2000 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
50
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
50
Cross Listed: MSC 465, OPT 465 (P), PHY 435, TEO 465
Instructors: GUO C
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
59180 OPT 468 WAVEGUIDES & OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES Spring 2015 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59199 OPT 481 TECHNICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 2055 SCHGL 407
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
19
Section Cap     
30
Instructors: MOORE D
Description: Analysis of entrepreneurship from the perspective of start-up ventures and established companies. A range of management issues is discussed.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59206 OPT 482 PRODUCT DEV & TECH MGMT Spring 2015 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 1930 GAVET 310
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
35
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
59219 OPT 491 MASTER'S READING IN OPTICS Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59222 OPT 494 RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59241 OPT 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
75435 OPT 561 ADVANCED IMAGING Spring 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 GRGEN 110
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
30
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59288 OPT 591 PHD READING COURSE Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59345 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59359 OPT 595 PHD RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59532 OPT 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA Spring 2015 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
59549 OPT 595B PHD RSRCH IN ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2015 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
59576 OPT 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE Spring 2015 0.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
87154 OPT 894 CO-OP PROGRAM IN OPTICS Spring 2015 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
59587 OPT 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59593 OPT 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Spring 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
84400 OPT 897B MASTER'S IN ABSENTIA Spring 2015 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
59623 OPT 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION Spring 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
59637 OPT 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59646 OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59658 OPT 987V PART TIME VISITING STUDENT Spring 2015 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
59660 OPT 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
59671 OPT 997 DOCTORAL DISSERATION Spring 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
59727 OPT 997A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA Spring 2015 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
59740 OPT 997B PHD IN ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2015 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
59769 OPT 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION Spring 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
59944 OPT 999A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA Spring 2015 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
59966 OPT 999B DOC DISS IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD Spring 2015 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Restrictions: [G] Special application required [J] Permission of School Dean required

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60483 OPT 101 INTRODUCTION TO OPTICS Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1230 1345 MEL 221
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
1
Total Cap     
90
Class Info: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP WHEN REGISTERINGFOR THE MAIN SECTION.
Cross Listed: EAS 105, OPT 101 (P)
Instructors: BROWN T
Prerequisites: None.
Description: A discussion of the properties of light: refraction, imaging, diffraction, interference, the development of the microscope, telescope, laser, the Internet, information storage and display, and medical applications. Demonstrations. The EAS10X seminar/workshop is required for all students taking an EAS10X course for credit. Seminars discuss engineering and applied sciences in the real world, and provide overviews of Optics, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Audio and Music Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.
Clusters: N1INT003, N1INT005, N1INT010, N4INT001
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_101.html
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60495 OPT 101 INTRO TO OPTICS WORKSHOP Fall 2015 WRK Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1650 1805 HOYT AUD
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
1
Total Cap     
80
Cross Listed: EAS 105, OPT 101 (P)
Instructors: BROWN T

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60502 OPT 201 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS LAB Fall 2015 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 1100 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
53
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: BERG D

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60565 OPT 203 INSTRUMENTATION LAB LECTURE Fall 2015 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 900 1015 HYLAN 202
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
34
Section Cap     
45
Class Info: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A LAB WHEN REGISTERINGFOR THE MAIN SECTION.
Instructors: ZHANG X

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60578 OPT 203 INSTRUMENTATION LAB Fall 2015 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2115 GRGEN 427
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
9

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60580 OPT 203 INSTRUMENTATION LAB Fall 2015 LAB Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 2115 GRGEN 427
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
9

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60599 OPT 203 INSTRUMENTATION LAB Fall 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1815 2115 GRGEN 427
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
8
Section Cap     
9

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60603 OPT 203 INSTRUMENTATION LAB Fall 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1150 1450 GRGEN 427
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
9

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60612 OPT 203 INSTRUMENTATION LAB Fall 2015 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1200 GRGEN 427
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
9

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60629 OPT 241 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1400 1515 CSB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
65
Section Cap     
80
Class Info: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP WHEN REGISTERINGFOR THE MAIN SECTION.
Instructors: BENTLEY J
Prerequisites: MTH 161, MTH 162, PHY 121
Description: Optical instruments and their uses. First-order Gaussian optics and thin-lens system layout. Photometric theory applied to optical systems. The eye, magnifier, microscope, matrix optics, nature of Seidel aberrations.
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_241.html
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60630 OPT 241 GEOMETRICAL OPTICS WORKSHOP Fall 2015 WRK Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1525 1640 GRGEN 509
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60648 OPT 241 GEOMETRIC OPT WRKSHOP (B) Fall 2015 WRK Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 1930 GRGEN 509
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
20
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60656 OPT 241 GEOMETRIC OPT WRKSHOP (E) Fall 2015 WRK Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 1930 GRGEN 417
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60667 OPT 241 GEOMETRIC OPT WRKSHOP (A) Fall 2015 WRK Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 1930 GRGEN 417
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60675 OPT 241 GEOMETRIC OPT WORKSHOP (C) Fall 2015 WRK Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 1930 GRGEN 417
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
10
Section Cap     
20
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60681 OPT 241 GEOMETRIC OPT WORKSHOP (D) Fall 2015 WRK Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1815 1930 GRGEN 509
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60694 OPT 242 ABERRATIONS, INTERFEROMETERS, AND OPTICAL TESTING Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1230 1345 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
34
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: ROLLAND J
Prerequisites: OPT 241, OPT 261
Description: Geometrical and diffraction theory of image formation. Measurement of first-order properties. Seidel aberrations. Tests of aberrated systems. Seidel contribution formulae and more.
URL: http://www.optics.rochester.edu/academic_programs/bs/opt_242.html

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60705 OPT 243 OPTICAL FABRICATION & TESTING Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
WF 1525 1640 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
16
Section Cap     
25
Instructors: NELSON J
Restrictions: [E] Not open to freshman
Prerequisites: Courses limited to sophomores-seniors. Not recommended for freshmen.
Description: This course is designed to give engineers practical information about how optical components (lenses) are made and tested, and provide basic tools to create cost-effective optical system designs. Topics covered in lecture include optical material properties, grinding, polishing, CNC programming for optical fabrication, modern fabrication technologies, surface testing and fabrication tolerances. We will discuss case studies of challenging fabrication projects for leading-edge optical systems. The accompanying lab will use the facilities of the Hopkins Center fabrication and metrology labs to introduce polishing and metrology techniques. Lab exercises will include hands-on experiments, such as exploring the properties of optical materials, measuring the removal function of a sub-aperture polishing machine, and characterizing the surface form and texture of polished surfaces.
Coursework/Exams: There is a lab associated with this course.
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60718 OPT 245 PRECISION INSTRUMENT DESIGN Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 GRGEN 108
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
15
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
50
Cross Listed: ME 245 (P), ME 445, OPT 245, OPT 445, TME 445
Instructors: ELLIS J
Description: This course focuses teaching the multidisciplinary aspects of designing complex, precise systems. In these systems, aspects from mechanics, optics, electronics, design for manufacturing/assembly, and metrology/qualification must all be considered to design, build, and demonstrate a successful precision system. The goal of this class is to develop a fundamental understanding of multidisciplinary design for designing the next generation of advanced instrumentation. This course is open to graduate students in engineering and physics backgrounds although it has a strong emphasis on mechanical engineering and systems engineering topics. This course is open to undergraduates who are in their senior year.
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60720 OPT 246 OPTICAL COATING TECHNOLOGY Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 110
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
15
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: OPT 246 (P), OPT 446, TEO 446
Instructors: OLIVER J
Prerequisites: OPT 262
Description: Optical interference in a multilayer stack and its application to anti-reflection coatings, beamsplitters, laser mirrors, polarizers, and bandpass filters.
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60736 OPT 253 QUANTUM & NANO OPT LAB Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
11
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
11
Total Cap     
20
Cross Listed: OPT 253 (P), OPT 453, PHY 434
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S
Description: This laboratory course (3 hours per week) exposes students to cutting-edge photon counting instrumentation and methods with applications ranging from quantum information to nanotechnology,biotechnology and medicine. Major topics include quantum entanglement and Bell’s inequalities, single-photon interference, single-emitter confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, photonic bandgap materials, Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer, and photon antibunching. Each lab also includes lecture and discussions of lab materials.
Offered: Fall

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
60747 OPT 262 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY Fall 2015 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
40
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
40
Total Cap     
80
Cross Listed: OPT 262 (P), PHY 262
Instructors: BERGER A
Prerequisites: MTH 165, MTH 164, PHY 122 or 142
Description: Electromagnetic Theory: Maxwell's equations in differential form, dipole radiation, Rayleigh scattering, polarization,energy flow (Poynting vector), plane waves, wave propagation in air/glass/metals, reflection and refraction, birefringence, polarization-sensi