Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Optics
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
16434 OPT 391 INDEPENDENT READING Summer 2018 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
16451 OPT 494 MASTER'S INTERNSHIP Summer 2018 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
16480 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Summer 2018 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
16499 OPT 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE Summer 2018 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
16516 OPT 997 DOCTORAL DISSERATION Summer 2018 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
23088 OPT 391 INDEPENDENT READING Summer 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
22786 OPT 494 MASTER'S INTERNSHIP Summer 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
23929 OPT 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE Summer 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
16137 OPT 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT Summer 2017 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
23654 OPT 997 DOCTORAL DISSERATION Summer 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
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
54539 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB A Spring 2018 2.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 2155 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
22
Section Cap     
22
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
86493 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPT LAB B Spring 2018 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1815 2155 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
22
Instructors: EASTMAN C

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54542 OPT 202 PHYSICAL OPTICS LAB-WORKSHOP Spring 2018 WRK Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1815 1930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: EASTMAN C

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54550 OPT 204 SOURCES/DETECTORS LAB LECT Spring 2018 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 900 950 CSB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
43
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
54568 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2018 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1200 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54573 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2018 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
54584 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2018 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
54596 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2018 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 2055 WILMT 539
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
12
Instructors: LUKISHOVA S

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54602 OPT 204 SOURCES & DETECTORS LAB -LAB Spring 2018 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
54617 OPT 211 MATLAB for Optics Majors I Spring 2018 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 800 850 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
38
Section Cap     
48
Class Info: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR A LAB 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
54626 OPT 211 MATLAB FOR OPTICS I LAB Spring 2018 LAB Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 900 1015 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
Section Cap     
24
Instructors: SAVICH G

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54634 OPT 211 MATLAB FOR OPTICS I LAB Spring 2018 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
86621 OPT 214 Introduction to Optical System Layout and Analysis Spring 2018 2.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 GRGEN 110
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
17
Section Cap     
20
Class Info: THIS COURSE MEETS FROM JANUARY 17 - MARCH 7 ONLY.
Instructors: BENTLEY J
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
Prerequisites: Pre-req: OPT241
Description: This course gives engineering undergraduates early exposure to the tools (e.g. Zemax/CODE V) needed for most summer internships while introducing a systems approach to the design/analysis of an optical problem. This is not a lens design class as the focus of the class is on layout and evaluation, not optimization. Students will be taught how to read optical prints and use catalog components to layout and evaluate a variety of laboratory/benchtop optical systems in software. Dano highly recommends this course.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
87802 OPT 222 COLOR TECHNOLOGY Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 101
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
6
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 222, OPT 422 (P)
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54643 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1400 1515 B&L 106
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
47
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
54651 OPT 223 QUANTUM THEORY - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1525 1640 B&L 106
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
45
Section Cap     
60
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54665 OPT 225 SOURCES AND DETECTORS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 GAVET 202
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
45
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
54678 OPT 232 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
17
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
54713 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 DEWEY 2110D
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
19
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: VISCONTI A
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
54724 OPT 244 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
15
Section Cap     
40
Instructors: VISCONTI A

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54731 OPT 247 OPT COATING DESIGN Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 900 1015 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: Linear Algebra and Opt 261 (or equivalent)
Description: Specialty and custom coatings and their scientific applications and business uses.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54745 OPT 247 OPT COATING DESIGN - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1025 1140 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54759 OPT 248 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
7
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
15
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
54762 OPT 254 NANOMETROLOGY LABORATORY Spring 2018 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
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required
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
54777 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 GRGEN 101
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
50
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
50
Total Cap     
80
Cross Listed: OPT 261 (P), PHY 261
Instructors: FIENUP J
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
54786 OPT 261 INTERFERENCE AND DIFF - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 900 950 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
47
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: FIENUP J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54790 OPT 276 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
12
Total Cap     
30
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54806 OPT 287 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR OPTICS & PHYSICS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 CSB 209
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
45
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
49
Total Cap     
60
Cross Listed: MTH 287, OPT 287 (P)
Instructors: CARNEY P
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
54819 OPT 287 MATH METHODS FOR OPT REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1400 1515 HUTCH 473
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
43
Section Cap     
48
Instructors: CARNEY P

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
54822 OPT 307 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2018 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
2
Total Enroll     
6
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
54835 OPT 311 OPTICS SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT Spring 2018 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
54841 OPT 321 SENIOR THESES II Spring 2018 4.0 Closed
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MWF 1150 1240 GAVET 301
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
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
54853 OPT 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING Spring 2018 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
54864 OPT 391 INDEPENDENT READING Spring 2018 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
54905 OPT 393 SPECIAL ESSAY Spring 2018 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
54918 OPT 394 UNDERGRADTE RSRCH INTERNSHIP Spring 2018 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
54920 OPT 395 UNDERGRADUATE REARCH PROJECT Spring 2018 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
54947 OPT 396 HONORS PROJECTS Spring 2018 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
54954 OPT 407 SEM PRACTICUM Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1525 1640 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
4
Total Enroll     
6
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
54963 OPT 412 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR OPTICS Spring 2018 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
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
54972 OPT 421 OPT PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
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
54989 OPT 422 COLOR TECHNOLOGY Spring 2018 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     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 222, OPT 422 (P)
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55009 OPT 429 Chemical Bonds: From Molecules to Materials Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1025 1140 HYLAN 306
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
1
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
11
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
55014 OPT 432 OPTO-MECHANICAL Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1650 1805 DEWEY 2110E
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
17
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
81332 OPT 433 OPTICAL FABRICATION AND TESTING Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1230 1530 GRGEN 509
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
5
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 433 (P), TEO 433
Instructors: NELSON J
Prerequisites: NONE
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. 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
55023 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
13
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 442 (P), TEO 442
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
55037 OPT 442 INSTRUMENTAL OPTICS - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1650 1805 HYLAN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
35

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55046 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1525 1640 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
25
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
25
Total Cap     
30
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
55058 OPT 444 LENS DESIGN - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
R 1650 1805 GRGEN 109
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
20
Section Cap     
50
Instructors: BENTLEY J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55060 OPT 447 OPT COATING DESIGN Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 900 1015 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
9
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
14
Total Cap     
40
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J
Prerequisites: Linear Algebra and Opt 261 (or equivalent)
Description: Specialty and custom coatings and their scientific applications and business uses.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55071 OPT 447 OPT COATING DESIGN - REC Spring 2018 REC Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
F 1025 1140 GRGEN 102
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
10
Total Cap     
No Cap
Cross Listed: OPT 247 (P), OPT 447, TEO 447
Instructors: KRUSCHWITZ J

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55085 OPT 448 VISION AND THE EYE Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 1105 1220 MEL 269
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
3
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
15
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
55092 OPT 450 POLARIZATION Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
W 1815 2115 GRGEN 509
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
6
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
6
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
55106 OPT 456 OPTICS LABORATORY Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
MW 1300 1600 WILMT 504
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
14
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
55119 OPT 462 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
12
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
86449 OPT 465 PRINCIPLES OF LASERS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1650 1930 MEL 205
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
4
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
4
Total Cap     
25
Cross Listed: MSC 465, OPT 465 (P), PHY 435, TEO 465
Instructors: GUO C
Prerequisites: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics.
Description: This course provides an up-to-date knowledge of modern laser systems. Topics covered include quantum mechanical treatments to two-level atomic systems, optical gain, homogenous and inhomogenous broadening, laser resonators and their modes, Gaussian beams, cavity design, pumping schemes, rate equations, Q switching, mode-locking, various gas, liquid, and solid-state lasers.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55122 OPT 476 BIOMEDICAL OPTICS Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 800 930 WILMT 116
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
12
Total Cap     
30
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.

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55135 OPT 481 GEN MANAGEMNT OF NEW VENTURE Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
T 1810 2110 GLSON 118
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
16
Section Cap     
20
Total Enroll     
42
Total Cap     
No Cap
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
55141 OPT 482 PRODUCT DEV & TECH MGMT Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
M 1815 2055 GAVET 310
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
21
Total Cap     
45
Cross Listed: OPT 482, TEM 441 (P)
Instructors: EASTMAN J; IGNATOVICH F
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
55153 OPT 491 MASTER'S READING IN OPTICS Spring 2018 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55170 OPT 494 MASTER'S INTERNSHIP Spring 2018 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
55217 OPT 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN OPTICS Spring 2018 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TBA
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
30

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
83821 OPT 552 QUANTUM OPTICS OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD Spring 2018 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
TR 940 1055 MEL 224
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
2
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
3
Total Cap     
30
Cross Listed: OPT 552, PHY 532 (P)
Instructors: VAMIVAKAS A
Prerequisites: PHY 531 is recommended.
Description: Properties of the free quantized electromagnetic field, quantum theory of coherence, squeezed states, theory of photoelectric detection, correlation measurements, atomic resonance fluorescence, cooperative effects, quantum effects in nonlinear optics.
Offered: Spring

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
55300 OPT 591 PHD READING COURSE Spring 2018 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
55311 OPT 594 INTERNSHIP Spring 2018 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