EE551 – Applied Photonics for Scientists and Engineers

Learning outcomes

EE551- Applied Photonics for Scientists and Engineers is a course that is designed in mind keeping in mind the applied and interdisciplinary nature of photonics, and to enable you to use photonic techniques in your own field of study. 

Specifically, upon completing this course, you will be able to

  • Describe light propagation and its interaction with diverse media using wave and ray models.
  • Use basic photonic components and devices in your own disciplinary areas.
  • Analyze and evaluate the use of photonics-based technologies in real-world interdisciplinary applications.

It is expected that upon completion of the course, you will have a broader knowledge of commonly used enabling tools of photonics and their application, which you can transfer to your own areas of work.

Course features
  • We will revisit fundamental concepts with an emphasis on applied methods.
  • Interactive course design to facilitate interaction between students.
  • Exploration of real-world problems via scripting program codes that can be reused and repurposed for practical every-day laboratory use.
  • Emphasis on investigating state-of-the-art.
Intended audience

The content of this course is best suited for students in the 3rd, 4th year of Bachelor’s, M. Tech, MS, I-PhD, and PhD students. However, students from all levels are welcome to attend the course. This course would be most helpful to M.S. by Research students or PhD students doing course-work, who will undertake numerical or experimental work as part of the planned research activity.

Links to code

MATLAB Notebooks used for the course (