6.631 Optics and Photonics


Class Info

Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques of optics, photonics, and fiber optics. Review of Maxwell's equations, light propagation, and reflection from dielectrics mirrors and filters. Interferometers, filters, and optical imaging systems. Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction theory. Propagation of Gaussian beams and laser resonator design. Optical waveguides and optical fibers. Optical waveguide and photonic devices.

This class has 6.013, and 8.07 as prerequisites.

6.631 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. G. Fujimoto.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 36-372.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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