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Joint electrical engineering/physics course sequence for optics fundamentals and design
Author(s): Robert Magnusson; Theresa A. Maldonado; Truman D. Black

Paper Abstract

Optics is a key technology in a broad range of engineering and science applications of high national priority. Engineers and scientists with a sound background in this field are needed to preserve technical leadership and to establish new directions of research and development. To meet this educational need, a joint Electrical Engineering/Physics optics course sequence was created as PHYS 3445 Fundamentals of Optics and EE 4444 Optical Systems Design, both with a laboratory component. The objectives are to educate EE and Physics undergraduate students in the fundamentals of optics; in interdisciplinary problem solving; in design and analysis; in handling optical components; and in skills such as communications and team cooperation. Written technical reports in professional format are required, formal presentations are given, and participation in paper design contests is encouraged.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388729
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Magnusson, Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Theresa A. Maldonado, Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Truman D. Black, Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3831:
Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, Editor(s)

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