Professors Bunch, Ditteon, Duree, Granieri, Joenathan, E. Kirkpatrick, S. Kirkpatrick, Kirtley, Leisher, Letfullin, Liptak, McInerney, Moloney, Siahmakoun, Syed, and Wagner.

NOTE: In courses which include a laboratory, satisfactory completion of the laboratory work is required in order to pass the course.

OE 171 Photography and Holography   2R-0L-2C  F
Introduce students to basic knowledge of optics, principles and operation of a camera, shutters, films, and film development, color photography. Basic understanding of interference of waves, concept of holography, properties of various holograms, application of holography, and each student makes an individual hologram that can be seen in sunlight.

OE 172 Lasers and Fiber Optics   2R-0L-2C  S  
Light, optics, image formation, and optical instruments. Introduction to the properties, physics of operation, types, and applications of lasers. Characteristics of optical fibers and optical communication systems. Applications of lasers and fibers in industry, medicine, and consumer products. Laser safety.

OE 280 Geometrical Optics   3.5R-1.5L-4C  W   Prereq: PH 113 
First-order optics including graphical ray tracing, Gaussian methods, y-nu ray tracing, cardinal points, apertures, stops, pupils, vignetting, and obscuration. Optical invariant, dispersion, chromatic aberrations, glass selection, exact ray tracing, third-order monochromatic aberrations, introduction to computer-aided design and analysis. Relevant laboratory experiments.

OE 290 Directed Research   Credit arranged  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Research for freshmen and sophomore students under the direction of a physics and optical engineering faculty member. May earn up to a maximum of 2 credits for meeting the graduation requirements. The student must make arrangements with the faculty member for the research project prior to registering for this course.

OE 295 Photonic Devices and Systems   3.5R-1.5L-4C   S    Prereq: PH 113 and MA 211 
Optical radiation, radiometry, and photometry. Blackbody radiation and thermal sources. Introduction to optoelectronic devices. Light emitting diodes and other optical sources. Optical detectors (thermal, photoemissive, and semiconductor detectors). Sources/effects of noise and SNR. Flux transfer in optical systems. Relevant laboratory experiments.

OE 360 Optical Materials   4R-0L-4C   W   Prereq: PH 255 and PH 316
Electromagnetic waves in dielectrics/metals and complex refractive index. Optical, thermal, and mechanical properties of materials. Thin film interference, optical coatings, and design of multilayer films. Optical characterization of materials. Electromagnetic waves in anisotropic materials, double refraction, optical activity, and polarization devices.

OE 392 Linear Optical Systems   4R-0L-4C  F   Prereq: PH 292 and MA 212
Propagation of light and scalar diffraction theory. Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, coherence, Fourier series and transforms, convolution and correlation. Linear system theory, impulse and step response, transfer functions. Coherent and incoherent image formation, optical transfer function (OTF), modulation transfer function (MTF). Image quality assessment methods. Optical information processing applications.

OE 393 Fiber Optics and Applications   3.5R-1.5L-4C  W  Prereq: OE 295 & PH 316 or ECE 341 or consent of instructor
Basic dielectric waveguide equations; wave optics and ray optics; step-index and graded-index fibers; single mode and multi-mode fibers; mode cutoff conditions; numerical aperture; fabrication of optical fibers; fiber measurements; fiber cable designs; source coupling, splices and connectors; fiber optic sensors; fiber optic components and systems. Relevant laboratory experiments. 

OE 395 Optomechanics & Optical Engineering Lab   2R-6L-4C  F   Prereq: PH 292, OE 280, and OE 295 
Design, assembly, and alignment of bench top optical systems. Introduction to experimental techniques in optics. Data collection and analysis. Relevant lecture topics including principles of opto-mechanical design, fold mirrors and prisms, lens and mirror mounting, kinematic mounts, precision adjustments and control.

OE 415 Optical Engineering Design I  2R-6L-4C S  Prereq: OE 280 or EP 280 and JR/SR standing  Coreq: RH 330
Principles of design. Codes of ethics appropriate to engineers. Case studies related to optical engineering and engineering physics professional practice, teamwork, contemporary issues, patents and intellectual property. Team-oriented design project work on selected topics in optical engineering and engineering physics. Introduction to product development practices, product research, planning and project management. Preliminary design of a product and product specifications. Deliver a design document specific to customer needs and constraints. Cross-listed with EP 415.

OE 416 Optical Engineering Design II   2R-6L-4C   F   Prereq: OE 415  
Team-based capstone design project following structured design processes and utilizing knowledge gained from prior coursework. Project planning and budgeting, development of product/process specifications, application of engineering standards, system design and prototyping subject to multiple realistic constraints (cost, schedule, and performance). Formal midterm design review. Deliver initial statement of work and interim technical report. Laboratory activities supporting the formal design process. Cross-listed with EP 416.

OE 417 Optical Engineering Design III   2R-6L-4C   W   Prereq: OE 416 
Continuation of OE 416. System design and prototyping, performance testing, and data analysis. Formal midterm design review. Demonstration of a functional prototype. Deliver oral presentation and final technical report. Cross-listed with EP 417.

OE 434 Non-Imaging Optics   4R-0L-4C   S   Prereq: OE 295  
Lighting, illumination, and solar concentration systems. Radiometry and photometry for illumination, etendue, and concentration. Color coordinates, color vision, and color measurements. Sources, light transfer components, and systems evaluation. Introduction to design methods (edge-ray, compound parabolic concentrator, tailored reflector). Design examples and case studies.

OE 435 Biomedical Optics   3.5R-1.5L-4C  Prereq: PH 113, MA 222 or SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Optical techniques for biomedical applications and health care; laser fundamentals, laser interaction with biological cells, organelles and nanostructures; laser diagnostics and therapy, laser surgery; microscopes; optics-based clinical applications; imaging and spectroscopy, biophotonics laboratories. For graduate credit, students must do additional project work on a topic selected by the instructor. Cross-listed with BE 435.

OE 437/ECE 480 Introduction to Image Processing   3R-3L-4C   W   Prereq: MA 212 
Basic techniques of image processing. Discrete and continuous two dimensional transforms such as Fourier and Hotelling. Image enhancement through filtering and histogram modification. Image restoration through inverse filtering. Image segmentation including edge detection and thresholding. Introduction to image encoding. Relevant laboratory experiments. Cross-listed with ECE 480.

OE 450 Laser Systems and Applications   3.5R-1.5L-4C  S   Prereq: PH 292 and MA 212
Ray transfer matrix methods, Gaussian beam propagation, and beam quality. Optical resonators and stability, longitudinal and transverse modes. Stimulated emission, population inversion, rate equations, gain and threshold. Q-switching and mode-locking. Applications and types of lasers. Laser safety and relevant laboratory experiments.

OE 470 Special Topics in Optical Engineering   2-4 Credits  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Lectures on special topics in optics.

OE 480 Optical System Design   4R-0L-4C   F   Prereq: OE 280  
Review of geometrical optics and exact ray tracing. Chromatic and monochromatic aberrations. Image quality assessment, spot size, point spread function, Strehl ratio, and modulation transfer function. Classical lens design and design of various imaging, non-imaging, and diffractive optical systems. First-order layout, computer-based optimization, tolerancing, and manufacturing considerations.

OE 490 Directed Research   Credit arranged  Prereq: Consent of instructor
Research for junior and senior students under the direction of a physics and optical engineering faculty member. May earn a maximum of 8 credits between PH/OE 290 and PH/OE 490 for meeting graduation requirements. Maximum of 4 credits per term. The student must make arrangements with the faculty member for the research project prior to registering for this course.

OE 493 Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications   3.5R-1.5L-4C   S   Prereq: OE 393 
Analysis and design of common fiber optic communication systems and optical networks. Transmission penalties: dispersion, attenuation. Optical transmitters and receivers: fundamental operation and noise. Intensity and phase modulation. Optical amplification: types of amplifiers, noise and system integration. Point-to-point links: power budget and rise-time analysis. Performance analysis: BER and eye diagrams. WDM concepts and components: multiplexers, filters, common network topologies. Non-linear effects in fibers. Relevant laboratory experiments.

OE 495 Optical Metrology   3.5R-1.5L-4C   W   Prereq: OE 392                                                                             Geometrical test methods (refractometers, knife edge, Ronchi, Wire, Hartmann). Review of interference and coherence. Third-order aberrations, Zernike polynomials, and fringe analysis. Interferometers (Newton, Fizeau, Twyman-Green, and shearing), fringe localization, and phase shifting. Holographic, Moire, photoelastic and speckle interferometry. Applications of optical metrology. Relevant laboratory experiments.

OE 497, OE 498, OE 499 Senior Thesis   1-2C  F,W,S  Prereq: Consent of PHOE faculty
Literature search, research proposal preparation, and laboratory project work. This sequence is designed to result in a completed senior thesis or initiation of research to be completed in an MSOE degree at Rose-Hulman.

GRADUATE COURSES

Note: SR/GR standing is required for enrolling in the following 500-level courses.

OE 520 Principles of Optics   2R-0L-2C  F  Prereq: OE 295, PH 292, PH 316 or SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Classical optics; exact ray tracing; aberrations, interference, polarization, spatial and temporal coherence; lasers and Gaussian beam propagation; diffraction; optical sources and detectors; selected applications of optics.

OE 535 Biomedical Optics   3.5R-1.5L-4C  Prereq: PH 113, MA 222 or SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Optical techniques for biomedical applications and health care; laser fundamentals, laser interaction with biological cells, organelles and nanostructures; laser diagnostics and therapy, laser surgery; microscopes; optics-based clinical applications; imaging and spectroscopy, biophotonics laboratories. For graduate credit, students must do additional project work on a topic selected by the instructor. Cross-listed with BE 535.

OE 570 Special Topics in Optics   2 or 4C  F,W,S  Prereq: OE 295, PH 292, and PH 316
Lectures on special topics in optics such as: optical materials, optics of thin films and infrared optics.

OE 580 Optical System Design   4R-0L-4C  F  Prereq: OE 280 or SR/GR standing or consent of the Instructor
Review of geometrical optics and exact ray tracing.  Chromatic and monochromatic aberrations.  Image quality assessment, spot size, point spread function, Strehl ratio, and modulation transfer function.  Classical lens design and design of various imaging, non-imaging, and diffractive optical systems.  First-order layout, computer-based optimization, tolerancing, and manufacturing considerations. Students must do additional project work on a topic selected by the instructor. Students may not receive credit for both OE 480 and OE 580.

OE 585 Electro-Optics and Applications   3R-3L-4C  W  Prereq: PH 292 and PH 316 or SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Optical wave propagation in anisotropic media; normal surface, birefringence, index ellipsoid, optical activity, Faraday rotation, Pockels and Kerr effects, electro-optic modulators, acousto-optic effect and modulators and scanners; non-linear effects; second-harmonic generation and frequency doubling. Students must do additional project work on a topic selected by the instructor.

OE 592 Fourier Optics and Applications 3  R-3L-4C  F  Prereq: SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Two-dimensional linear systems; diffraction theory (Fresnel & Fraunhofer); imaging properties of lenses; frequency analysis of optical imaging systems; spatial filtering; optical information processing; Vander-Lugt filters; wavefront reconstruction; holography; optical computing.

OE 593 Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications  3.5R-1.5L-4C  S  Prereq: SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Analysis and design of common fiber optic communication systems and optical networks. Transmission penalties: dispersion, attenuation. Optical transmitters and receivers: fundamental operation and noise. Intensity and phase modulation. Optical amplification: types of amplifiers, noise and system integration. Point-to-point links: power budget and rise-time analysis. Performance analysis: BER and eye diagrams. WDM concepts and components: multiplexers, filters, common network topologies. Non-linear effects in fibers. Relevant laboratory experiments. Students must do additional project work on a topic selected by the instructor. Students may not receive credit for both OE 493 and OE 593.

OE 594 Guided-Wave Optics   3R-3L-4C  S  Prereq: OE 485 or SR/GR standing or consent of instructor
Theory of optical waveguides; waveguide modes; fabrication techniques; input and output coupling techniques; waveguide losses; waveguide gratings; electro-optic modulators; integrated optical detectors; applications of integrated optics.

OE 595 Optical Metrology  3.5R-1.5L-4C  W  Prereq: OE392 or SR/GR standing or consent of instructor; Coreq OE480
Geometrical test methods (refractometers, knife edge, Ronchi, Wire, Hartmann).  Review of interference and coherence. Third-order aberrations, Zernike polynomials, and fringe analysis.  Interferometers (Newton, Fizeau, Twyman-Green, and shearing), fringe localization, and phase shifting.   Holographic, Moire, photoelastic and speckle interferometry.  Applications of optical metrology.  Relevant laboratory experiments.  Students must do additional project work on a topic selected by the instructor. Students may not receive credit for both OE 495 and OE 595.

OE 599 Thesis Research
Graduate students only. Credits as arranged; however not more than 12 credits will be applied toward the requirements for the MS (OE) degree.