This course concerns the theory and practice of optical methods in engineering and system design, with an emphasis on diffraction, statistical optics, holography, and imaging. It provides the engineering methodology skills necessary to incorporate optical components in systems serving diverse areas such as precision engineering and metrology, bio-imaging, and computing (sensors, data storage, communication in multi-processor systems). Experimental demonstrations and a design project are included.
Fourier optics, Inverse Problems (i.e. theory of imaging), Electromagnetism, and computing (sensors, diffraction, probability, Systems Design, Statistical Optics, information-theoretic views, theory of light coherence, bio-imaging, 2.717, holography, MAS.857, 2.717J, statistical optics, optical methods in engineering and system design, communication in multi-processor systems), and imaging, Quantum Mechanics, MAS.857J, Atomic, applications in precision engineering and metrology, inverse problems, Optical Physics, data storage, Molecular, van Cittert-Zernicke Theorem, information theory, light statistics, stochastic processes, statistical optics applications
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