PS 175.2: Topics in Photonics II

Course Number and Title: PS 175.2 (Topics in Photonics II)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 171

Course Description:
This course serves as an extension to diffraction theory as developed in a standard optics course. Emphasis is given on the diffraction grating, one of the most important optical devices. After a brief history of spectroscopic technology, fundamental properties of diffraction gratings will be discussed in terms of waves and electromagnetic energy. The various grating types will be characterized, with additional discussions on fabrication and applications. Students are expected to develop further skills in analyzing optical systems.

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