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PC 3200: Electromagnetic Sensors and Photonic Devices

PC 3200: Electromagnetic Sensors and Photonic Devices. Instructor: Prof. Keith Cohn, Department of Physics, NPS (Naval Postgraduate School). The goal of the course is to provide a physics overview of electromagnetic detector systems, including sensors, lasers, and fiber optic technologies. Topics covered in this course include an overview of electromagnetic spectrum; light interaction with matter, semiconductor basics; radiometry; photon sources such as blackbodies, LEDs, and lasers; detector technologies - photon detectors and thermal detectors; introduction to optical fibers and their applications; and introduction to radar.

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Course Introduction, The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Lecture 02 - The Electromagnetic Spectrum (cont.)
Lecture 03 - Light Interaction with Matter
Lecture 04 - Light Interaction with Matter (cont.)
Lecture 05 - Light Interaction with Matter (cont.), Semiconductor Basics
Lecture 06 - Semiconductor Basics (cont.)
Lecture 07 - Semiconductor Basics (cont.), Radiometry Basics
Lecture 08 - Radiometry: Irradiance and Spectral Irradiance; Radiance and Spectral Radiance
Lecture 09 - Radiometry: Radiance and Spectral Radiance, Radiance Calculations
Lecture 10 - Radiometry: Radiance Calculations and Summary
Lecture 11 - Problem Set: Radiometry
Lecture 12 - Photon Statistics
Lecture 13 - Photon Sources: Blackbody Sources
Lecture 14 - Photon Sources: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
Lecture 15 - Photon Sources: LEDs (cont.), Lasers - Stimulated Emission
Lecture 16 - Photon Sources: Lasers - Optical Cavity Modes
Lecture 17 - Photon Sources: Lasers - Optical Cavity Modes (cont.), Coherent Gain
Lecture 18 - Photon Sources: Lasers - Coherent Gain (cont.)
Lecture 19 - Photon Sources: Laser Gain, Laser Oscillation
Lecture 20 - Photon Sources: Laser Oscillation, Pulsed Lasers
Lecture 21 - Pulsed Lasers (cont.)
Lecture 22 - Review of Photon Sources
Lecture 23 - Problem Set: Photon Sources
Lecture 24 - Examples of Lasers
Lecture 25 - Detector Technologies: Photon Detectors - Photodetection Basics
Lecture 26 - Photodetection Basics: Noise and its Characterization; Photoemissive Detectors
Lecture 27 - Photon Detectors: Photoemissive Detectors (cont.), Photoconductive Detectors
Lecture 28 - Photon Detectors: Photovoltaic Detectors
Lecture 29 - Photon Detectors: Photovoltaic Detectors (cont.)
Lecture 30 - Photon Detectors: Photovoltaic Detectors (cont.)
Lecture 31 - Detector Technologies: Thermal Detectors
Lecture 32 - Fiber Optics: Data Bit Rates, Fiber Optic Communications
Lecture 33 - Fiber Optics (cont.)
Lecture 34 - Radar
Lecture 35 - Radar (cont.)
Lecture 36 - Radar Equation