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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

EE472 Syllabus Spring 2016

Date

Lecture

Topic

Reading

 

WEEK 1

 

Tu (1/12)

Monday   Schedule

1

Course Introduction and Overview

 

CH1

W

1/2

Ray theory, Snell’s Law, Numerical Aperture

2.1, part of 3.6, part of 4.4

F

2/3

Ray theory, Snell’s Law, Numerical Aperture

 

 

 

WEEK 2

 

M (1/18)

 

ML King   Jr. Day (No Class)

 

Tu

Lab 1 (all students)

Lab introduction, handling fiber

 

W

3

Fresnel Equations (Reflection at plane boundary)

3.5 – 3.6

F

3

Fresnel Equations (Reflection at plane boundary)

 

 

 

WEEK 3

 

M (1/25)

3

Fresnel Equations (Reflection at plane boundary) and evanescent wave

 

Tu

Lab 2 (group 1)/ Exercise (group 2)

Numerical aperture

 

W

4

Anti-reflection coatings

3.5

F

5

Maxwell’s Equations and Wave Equation

3.1

 

 

WEEK 4

 

M (2/1)

5

Maxwell’s Equations and Wave Equation

 

Tu

Lab 2 (group 2)/ Exercise (group 1)

Numerical aperture

 

W

6

Wave particle duality

1.3

F

6

Wave particle duality

 

 

 

WEEK 5

 

M (2/8)

7

Laser Basics

3.3 – 3.4

Tu

Lab 3 (group 1)/ Exercise (group 2)

Fiber Coupling and attenuation

 

W

7

Laser Basics

 

F

8

Attenuation and Dispersion

3.2

 

 

WEEK 6

 

M (2/15)

 

Washington’s   Birthday (No Class)

 

Tu

Lab 3 (group 2)/ Exercise (group 1)

Fiber Coupling and attenuation

 

W

8

Dispersion

 

F

8

Dispersion

 

 

 

WEEK 7

 

M (2/22)

9

Slab Waveguides (Ray theory)

4.1 – 4.5

Tu

 

Exam I –  Take Home

 

W

9

Slab Waveguides (Ray theory)

 

F

9

Slab Waveguides (Electromagnetic Theory)

 

 

 

WEEK 8

 

M (2/29) Leap Day!

9

Slab Waveguides (Electromagnetic Theory)

 

Tu

Lab 4 (group 1)/ Exercise (group 2)

Single Mode Fibers

 

W

9

Slab Waveguides (Electromagnetic Theory)

 

F

10

Optic Fiber Waveguides

5

 

 

WEEK 9

 

M (3/7)

10

Optic Fiber Waveguides

 

Tu

Lab 4 (group 2)/ Exercise (group 1)

Single Mode Fibers

 

W

10

Optic Fiber Waveguides

 

F

10

Optic Fiber Waveguides

Abstracts due for Final Paper

 

 

Spring break!

 

 

 

WEEK 10

 

M (3/21)

11

Coupled Mode Theory

 

Tu

Lab 5 (group 1)/ Exercise (group 2)

Optical Modulator Characterization

 

W

11

Coupled Mode Theory

 

F

11

Coupled Mode Theory

 

 

 

WEEK 11

 

M (3/28)

12

Fiber Bragg Gratings

 

Tu

Lab 5 (group 2)/ Exercise (group 1)

Optical Modulator Characterization

 

W

12

Fiber Bragg Gratings

 

F

12

Fiber Bragg Gratings

 

 

 

WEEK 12

 

M (4/4)

13

Optical Sources

6

Tu

Lab 6 (group 1)/ Exercise (group 2)

Optical Amplifiers

 

W

13

Optical Sources

 

F

 

Exam II – Take Home

 

 

 

WEEK 13

 

M (4/11)

13

Optical Sources

 

Tu

Lab 6 (group 2)/ Exercise (group 1)

Optical Amplifiers

 

W

13

Optical Sources

 

F

13

Optical Sources

 

 

 

WEEK 14

 

M (4/18)

14

Optical Receivers

7

Tu

Lab 7 (group 1)/ Exercise (group 2)

Passive Device Characterization 

 

W

14

Optical Receivers

 

F

14

Optical Receivers

 

 

 

WEEK 15

 

M (4/25)

 

Selected topics from Chapters 8 – 12

 

Tu

Lab 7 (group 2)/ Exercise (group 1)

Passive Device Characterization 

 

W

 

Selected topics from Chapters 8 – 12

 

F

 

Selected topics from Chapters 8 – 12

 

 

 

WEEK 16

 

M (5/2)

 

Selected topics from Chapters 8 – 12

 

Tu

 

Selected topics from Chapters 8 – 12

 

TBD

 

Final Exam Reports and Presentation

(light snacks and refreshments will be provided)

 

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