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Vg101: Introduction to Computer and Programming (Credits: 4)

This course focuses on the development of algorithms to solve problems of relevance in engineering practice and on the implementation of these algorithms using MATLAB and C/C++.

1) Kernighan and Ritchie, The C Programming Language, 2nd Ed..
2) Lippman, Lajoie, and Moo, C++ Primer, 5th Ed. .

Ve334: Principles of Optics (Credits: 4)

This course introduces basic principles of optics. Topics include light sources and propagation of light; geometrical optics, lenses and imaging; ray tracing and lens aberrations; interference of light waves, coherent and incoherent light beams; Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction; and other selected topics on modern optics.

Textbook: E. Hecht, Optics, 4th ed., Person Education (2002).

Ve538: Optical Waves in Crystals (Credits: 3)

Gaussian beam propagation, ABCD law; Crystal characteristics, dielectric tensor; Birefringence; Optical activity; Electro-optics and devices; Acousto-optics and devices; Introduction to nonlinear optics: harmonic wave generation, optical rectification, four-wave mixing, self-focusing, and self-phase modulation.

Textbook: A. Yariv and P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Crystals: Propagation and Control of Laser Radiation, Wiley-Interscience (2002).

Ve552: Fiber Optics and Biomedical Optics (Credits: 3)

This course covers the basics of fibers and applications including light propagation, dispersion and loss, fiber technologies, nonlinearities in fibers, applications in communication and in biomedicine. This course also provides students with an understanding of current research in biomedical optics, including fundamental theoretical principles of tissue optics, computational approaches to light transport in tissues, biomedical optical imaging modalities.

1) Mitschke, F., Fiber optics: physics and technology, Springer 2010.
2) L. V. Wang and H. Wu, Biomedical optics: principles and imaging, Wiley-Interscience 2007.

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