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OSS 3014 [0.5 credit] Optical Waves, Waveguides, and Sensors

Analysis of guided-wave propagation and sensors. Topics include Maxwell’s time-dependent wave equations, dielectric waveguides (slab, planar, segmented, rib, strip), optical fibres (modes, dispersion relations, propagation in dispersive media, nonlinear fibres), beam propagation methods, free space beam propagation, waveguide devices, and study of sensors technology.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for PLT 3014 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): OSS 3003 or PLT 3003 (no longer offered).
Lectures three hours a week, tutorial two hours a week.