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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 6.161 (Fall 2005) 
  • Course Title:
  • Modern Optics Project Laboratory 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Cardinal Warde

    Contributor:
    David Dunmeyer 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 6.161 / 6.637 Modern Optics Project Laboratory



    Fall 2005




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete set of assignments and labs. A detailed description of the project is also available.


    Course Description


    6.161 offers an introduction to laboratory optics, optical principles, and optical devices and systems. This course covers a wide range of topics, including: polarization properties of light, reflection and refraction, coherence and interference, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, holography, imaging and transforming properties of lenses, spatial filtering, two-lens coherent optical processor, optical properties of materials, lasers, electro-optic, acousto-optic and liquid-crystal light modulators, optical detectors, optical waveguides and fiber-optic communication systems. Students engage in extensive oral and written communication exercises. There are 12 engineering design points associated with this subject.
     

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