6.621 Fundamentals of Photonics

Class Info

Covers the fundamentals of optics and the interaction of light and matter, leading to devices such as light emitting diodes, optical amplifiers, and lasers. Topics include classical ray, wave, beam, and Fourier optics; Maxwell's electromagnetic waves; resonators; quantum theory of photons; light-matter interaction; laser amplification; lasers; and semiconductors optoelectronics. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 2.71, 6.013, and 8.07 as prerequisites.

6.621 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. R. Englund.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 35-308.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 6.621 was rated 5.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT + 6.621 - Google Search site or on the 6.621 Stellar site.

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