6.621 Fundamentals of Photonics


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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.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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