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ECE 498 GP - Special Topics in ECE - Fourier Optics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 0 to 4 undergraduate hours. 0 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

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This course aims to introduce the student to the power of using the Fourier transform in understanding Optics. The goal of this 400-level course is to stimulate interest in Optics and provide a set of tools that can be applied to future optics-related courses and research. The course will begin with a brief review of the superposition principle and linear systems. Then the Fourier transfrom and its properties will be discussed separately in 1D, 2D, and 3D. The second part of the course will be dedicated to appying these properties to understaning behavior of optical fields. We wil discuss separately field propagation in the spatial and temporal domain, emphasizing the similarity of the mathematical description and the importance of spectral phase in both cases. Prerequisites: ECE 329

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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