2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Optical Engineering (OEN)

OEN 200  Geometric & Instr Optics  (3 Credits)  

Basic principles of geometric optics, refraction , and reflection will be discussed. Gaussian optics, of axially symmetrical systems and other related , topics as will as simple optical instruments such, as magnifying lenses, compound microscopes, , refracting telescope and other simple optical , systems will be discussed.

OEN 200L  Geometric & Instr Optics Lab  (1 Credits)  

This is a course in intermediate geometric optics , that provides students with state-of-the art, laboratory exercises and equipment that will allow, them to do fundamental experiments using lasers, , fiber optic systems and diodes. This course, complements OEN 200 and students are advised to , take these courses concurrently.

OEN 201  Physical and Instrumental Optics  (3 Credits)  

This course is the second half of OEN 200 with, more detailed discussion of topics such as , interference and interferometers, Fresnel and , Fraunhofer diffraction, spectroscopic, instrumentation, electro-optic effects and , elements of quantum and nonlinear behavior.

OEN 201L  Physical and Instrumental Optics Lab  (1 Credits)  

This laboratory is designed to complement the , topics discussed in OEN 201 and students, are advised to take these courses concurrently.

OEN 290  Optical Engineering Seminar I  (1 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to, contemporary topics in optical engineering,, including contemporary technical topics and, professional topics, and emerging areas for, employment and career advancement.

OEN 297  Summer Research I  (3 Credits)  

Undergraduate research supervised by a faculty, member. Development of the skills of research, including preparations, design and execution of, experiments, data analysis.

OEN 320  Optical Systems Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Development of tools and techniques for, engineering of optical systems. Study of, specifications, system design and analysis,, tradeoffs and optimization, manufacturing.

OEN 340  Lasers and Photonics  (3 Credits)  

Condensed matter physics including issues in solid, state physics, laser physics, laser light, laser , components and systems and measurements are , covered in this course.

OEN 340L  Laser and Photonics Lab  (1 Credits)  

This course is the study of laser and photonics in, a laboratory setting.

OEN 360  Introduction to Optical Materials  (3 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course, information.

OEN 380  Introduction to Quantum Optics  (3 Credits)  

This course will introduce students to theoretical, concepts and experiemental evidence of quantum, phenomena that allows them to gain a fundamental, understanding of a number of novel semiconduciting, and photonic systems. Students completing this , course will understand fundamental quantum , concepts that are prevalent in many novel systems, including nano-structures and electronic and , optical materials that can be used to design the, next generation optoelectronic and optical devices

OEN 390  Optical Engineering Seminar II  (1 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to, contemporary topics in optical engineering,, including contemporary technical topics with, relevance to modern practice. The course is, comprised of three four week modules and one, three week module. The individual modules, willreview a foundational technical area within, optical engineering. The module topics will vary, annually.

OEN 397  Summer Research II  (3 Credits)  

Undergraduate research supervised by a faculty, member. Further development of the skills of, research including preparations, design and, execution of experiments, data analysis.

OEN 460  Optical Communications I  (3 Credits)  

Study of optical communication components and, applications to communications systems, including, fiber attenuation and dispersion and noise and, coherent communications.

OEN 460L  Optical Communication I Laboratory  (1 Credits)  

Study of optical communication components and, applications to communications systems in a, laboratory setting.

OEN 461  Optical Communications II  (3 Credits)  

Further discussion of coherent communications, as, it relates to distribution networks for, fiber-to-the- premises (FTTP) and optical sensing.

OEN 461L  Optical Communications II Laboratory  (1 Credits)  

This laboratory is designed to complement the, topics discussed in OEN 461. Students are advised, to take these courses concurrently.

OEN 471  3D Printing & Laser Processing  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the basic, principles and theory of 3-Dimensional printing, and laser processing for various applications. , The course provides classroom lectures on the, optical engineering principles, computer aided, design (CAD) technology and rapid prototyping, technology using 3D printing and lasers. In, addition to classroom lectures, students will, have a laboratory component for the design and, fabrication of 3D devices for engineering, applications. Students will also conduct team, projects to design, fabricate and analyze, prototyped devices using the rapid prototyping, tools. The method of instruction will include, lectures, demos, and video, as well as class, assignments. Class will also invite industrial, designers working with prototyping technology,, software demos, tutorials and advanced, techniques, as well as an introduction to a, variety of proceses used in 3D prototyping.

OEN 471H  Honors 3D Printing/Laser Processing  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the basic, principles and theory of 3-Dimensional printing, and laser processing for various applications. , The course provides classroom lectures on the, optical engineering principles, computer aided, design (CAD) technology and rapid prototyping, technology using 3D printing and lasers. In, addition to classroom lectures, students will, have a laboratory component for the design and, fabrication of 3D devices for engineering, applications. Students will also conduct team, projects to design, fabricate and analyze, prototyped devices using the rapid prototyping, tools. The method of instruction will include, lectures, demos, and video, as well as class, assignments. Class will also invite industrial, designers working with prototyping technology,, software demos, tutorials and advanced, techniques, as well as an introduction to a, variety of proceses used in 3D prototyping.

OEN 490  Senior Seminar  (1 Credits)  

This course provides an introduction to various, aspects of engineering practice, engineering, ethics, and career opportunities through invited, lectures.

OEN 498  Senior Project !  (3 Credits)  

In this course, students plan and design capstone, engineering projects incorporating realistic and, diverse constraints of technical, budgetary, and, social aspects. Both written reports and oral, presentations are required.

OEN 499  Senior Project II  (3 Credits)  

This course is the implementation phase of, capstone projects designed in OEN 498., Demonstration of the final working project is, required along with a written report and oral, presentation.