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Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: "B-" or better in (PHYS 2210 AND PHYS 2220 AND PHYS 3410).
Physical principles and practical use of optical measurement techniques and instrumentation. Photodetectors, lasers, optical ranging, interferometry, acousto-optic modulation, ellipsometry, optical pyrometry, optical spectroscopy, fibers and optical microscopy. Topics include fundamental sensing limits, noise sources, system characterization, error analysis, signal averaging/filtering, impedance loading, and frequency/time analysis. Laboratory provides hands on experience with these optical techniques and measurement systems.