6.S077/6.S977 Fundamentals of Photonics


Advanced Undergraduate Subject
Prereqs: 6.013 or 6.007 or 8.07 or 8.03 or 2.71
Units: 2-0-10
Schedule: MW2:30-4, room 34-303
Instructor: Prof. Dirk Englund, englund@mit.edu


This subject qualifies as an Advanced Undergraduate Subject.
Graduate Version 6.S977 qualifies as an Applied Physics concentration subject.

This course covers the fundamentals of optics and the interaction of light and matter, leading to devices including light emitting diodes, optical amplifiers, and lasers.  Topics include classical ray optics; wave optics; beam optics; Fourier optics; Maxwell's electromagnetic waves; resonators; quantum theory of photons; light-matter interaction; laser amplification; lasers; and semiconductors optoelectronics. Graduate version requires the completion of additional assignments.