Justification for this course
Optics is used in many applications today. In fact, the field of optics has quietly gone from the research table to being used in numerous applications ranging from devices to metrology. Opto-electronics and metrology are already well-developed fields merging the
areas of optics and electronics in many advanced and commonly used devices. For an electrical engineering student to be able to understand and design optics or electronics for such applications, it is important to understand some basic optics and how this optics can be controlled electronically. This course will introduce these concepts at a level relevant for an engineer. The course will also study specific engineering examples with a detailed look at the optics and electronics of these systems.
1. Basic Optics
2. Advanced topics in optical engineering
Diffractive Optics and holography
3. Opto-electronic applications with details of working.
Finger print sensors
Pick-up heads used in DVD/CD players
Interferometers for metrology
Holographic data storage
4. Lab Content
Optical System Design using OSLO
Experiments with interferometry, diffractive optics, CD pick-ups, fibres