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Spring and Fall Courses | Summer Courses | Courses Not Currently Offered

Spring and Fall Courses

Course Numbersort icon Title Instructor(s) Course Type(s) Semester Offered
OPTI 100H What is Light? R. John Koshel Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 200 Light, Color and Vision Michael Nofziger Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 201L Geometrical and Instrumental Optics Laboratory Michael Nofziger Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 201R Geometrical and Instrumental Optics Jim Schwiegerling Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 202L Geometrical and Instrumental Optics II Laboratory Michael Nofziger Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 202R Geometrical and Instrumental Optics II John E. Greivenkamp Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 205 Optics of Photography and Videography Lars R. Furenlid Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 240 Semiconductor Physics and Lasers Mahmoud Fallahi Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 280 Computer Programming Workshop Stanley Pau Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 310 Physical Optics Miroslav Kolesik Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 330 Physical Optics II Amit Ashok Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 340 Optical Design Yuzuru Takashima Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 340A Introduction to Optical Design Yuzuru Takashima Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 370 Lasers and Photonics Rolf Binder Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 380A Intermediate Optics Laboratory Tom D. Milster Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 380B Intermediate Optics Laboratory II Michael Nofziger Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 403A/503A Mathematical Methods for Optics and Photonics Masud Mansuripur Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 406/506 Radiometry, Sources and Detectors R. John Koshel Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 414A/514A Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems Raymond K. Kostuk Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 415 Optical Specifications, Fabrication and Testing Jim Schwiegerling Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 415L/515L Optical Specifications, Fabrication and Testing Laboratory Jonathan D. Ellis Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 416/516 Modern Astronomical Optics Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 421/521 Introductory Optomechanical Engineering Jonathan D. Ellis Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 424A/524A Optical Systems Engineering Matthew Dubin Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 425/525 Sol-Gel Science Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 428/528 Adaptive Optics & Imaging through Random Media Michael Hart Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 430/530 Optical Communication Systems Milorad Cvijetic Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 434 Electrical and Optical Properties of Materials Kelly Simmons Potter Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 439A/539A From Photonics Innovation to the Marketplace Robert A. Norwood Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 447 Optical Physics Miroslav Kolesik Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 468/568 Introduction to Optical Spectroscopy Leilei Peng Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 471A Advanced Optics Laboratory Euan McLeod Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 471B Advanced Optics Laboratory II Hong Hua Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 481A/581A Innovation, Translation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 484/584 Polarized Light and Polarimetry Russell A. Chipman Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 485/585 Illumination Engineering R. John Koshel Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 489/589 Optics Outreach Hillary Mathis Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 489A/589A Optics Outreach: Pass/Fail Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 500A Photonic Communications Engineering I A Alan Kost Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 500B Photonic Communications Engineering I B Alan Kost Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 500C Photonic Communications Engineering I C Alan Kost Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 500D Photonic Communications Engineering II D Alan Kost Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 500E Photonic Communications Engineering II E Alan Kost Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 500F Photonic Communications Engineering II F Alan Kost Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 501 Electromagnetic Waves Masud Mansuripur Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 502 Optical Design and Instrumentation I John E. Greivenkamp Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 502L Fundamentals of Applied Optics Laboratory Dae Wook Kim Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 503 Optical Design and Instrumentation II Rongguang Liang Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 503A/403A Mathematical Methods for Optics and Photonics Masud Mansuripur Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 503B Software Tools for Photonics Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 505L Fundamentals of Physical Optics Laboratory Tom D. Milster Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 505R Diffraction and Interferometry Tom D. Milster Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 506/406 Radiometry, Sources and Detectors R. John Koshel Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 507 Solid-State Optics Rolf Binder Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 508 Probability and Statistics in Optics Matthew A. Kupinski Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 509 Statistical Optics Amit Ashok Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 510R Photonics Khanh Kieu Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 511L Lasers and Solid-State Devices Laboratory R. Jason Jones Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 511R Optical Physics and Lasers R. Jason Jones Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 512L Mathematical Optics Laboratory Matthew A. Kupinski Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 512R Linear Systems, Fourier Transforms Amit Ashok Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 513R Optical Testing Dae Wook Kim Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 514A/414A Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems Raymond K. Kostuk Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 515L/415L Optical Specifications, Fabrication and Testing Laboratory Jonathan D. Ellis Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 516/416 Modern Astronomical Optics Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 517 Lens Design José Sasián Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 518 Introduction to Aberrations José Sasián Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 521/421 Introductory Optomechanical Engineering Jonathan D. Ellis Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 524A/424A Optical Systems Engineering Matthew Dubin Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 525/425 Sol-Gel Science Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 526 Optical Design in Multiscale Photonic System Yuzuru Takashima Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 527 Holography and Diffractive Optics Raymond K. Kostuk Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 528/428 Adaptive Optics & Imaging through Random Media Michael Hart Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 530/430 Optical Communication Systems Milorad Cvijetic Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall
OPTI 532 Digital Image Analysis Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 534 Advanced Topics in Electronic Materials Kelly Simmons Potter Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 536 Introduction to Image Science Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 537 Imaging Physics and Devices Lars R. Furenlid Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 539A/439A From Photonics Innovation to the Marketplace Robert A. Norwood Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 540 Medical Physics Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 544 Foundations of Quantum Optics Poul Jessen Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 547 The Beam Propagation Method Miroslav Kolesik Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 549 Atom Optics Brian P. Anderson Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 550 Quantized Matter Waves Ewan M. Wright Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 553 Nonlinear Photonics Robert A. Norwood Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 561 Physics of Semiconductors Rolf Binder Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 567 Nanophotonics Euan McLeod Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 568/468 Introduction to Optical Spectroscopy Leilei Peng Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 570 Quantum Mechanics Brian P. Anderson Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 571L Optical Physics Computational Laboratory Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 576 Thin Film Optics Charles M. Falco Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 581A/481A Innovation, Translation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 584/484 Polarized Light and Polarimetry Russell A. Chipman Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 585/485 Illumination Engineering R. John Koshel Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Spring
OPTI 586 Polarization in Optical Design Russell A. Chipman Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 586L Polarization in Optical Design Laboratory Greg A. Smith Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 587L Photonic Communications Laboratory Khanh Kieu Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 588 Introduction to Display Science and Technology Hong Hua Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 589/489 Optics Outreach Hillary Mathis Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 589A/489A Optics Outreach: Pass/Fail Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 590 Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 595A Current Subjects in Optics Charles M. Falco Graduate Course Fall, Spring
OPTI 597A Optical Shop Practices José Sasián Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 597B Technical Writing and Communication Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 600A Photonics in Lens Design Yuzuru Takashima Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 600B Linear Algebra for Optics Jim Schwiegerling Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 600C Computational Photography Jim Schwiegerling Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 600G Laser Beams and Resonators Ewan M. Wright Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 604 Advanced Mathematical Methods for Optics Eric W. Clarkson Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 617 Practical Optical System Design Rongguang Liang Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 630 Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 637 Principles of Image Science Eric W. Clarkson Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 638 Advanced Medical Imaging Russell S. Witte Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 671 Advanced Optical Networks Milorad Cvijetic Graduate Course Spring
OPTI 677 Microfabrication in Optoelectronics Mahmoud Fallahi Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 696A Advanced Lens Design José Sasián Graduate Course Fall
OPTI 792 Directed Introductory Graduate Research Graduate Course Fall, Spring

Summer Courses

Course Numbersort icon Title Instructor(s) Course Type(s) Semester Offered
OPTI 492 Directed Research Nasser Peyghambarian Undergraduate Course Summer

Courses Not Currently Offered

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Course Numbersort icon Title Instructor(s) Course Type(s) Semester Offered
OPTI 300 Practical Optics Eustace L. Dereniak Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 396H Honors Special Topics Seminar Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 404/504 Optical Spectroscopy of Materials Barrett G. Potter Jr. Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 421L/521L Introductory Optomechanical Engineering Laboratory Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 423/523 Optomechanical Design and Analysis Jim H. Burge Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 423L/523L Optomechanical Engineering Laboratory Jim H. Burge Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 429/529 Integrated Optics for Information Technology Mahmoud Fallahi Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 435/535 Visual Optics Jim Schwiegerling Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 441/541 Introduction to Lasers Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 469L/569L System Programming for Engineers Leilei Peng Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 475/575 Optical Thin Films H. Angus Macleod Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 504/404 Optical Spectroscopy of Materials Barrett G. Potter Jr. Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 513L Optical Testing Laboratory Jonathan D. Ellis Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 514 Optical Instrumentation Rongguang Liang Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 521L/421L Introductory Optomechanical Engineering Laboratory Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 523/423 Optomechanical Design and Analysis Jim H. Burge Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 523L/423L Optomechanical Engineering Laboratory Jim H. Burge Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 529/429 Integrated Optics for Information Technology Mahmoud Fallahi Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 533 Digital Image Processing Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 535/435 Visual Optics Jim Schwiegerling Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 541/441 Introduction to Lasers Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 569L/469L System Programming for Engineers Leilei Peng Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 573 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy for Experimentalists I Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 574 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy for Experimentalists II Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 575/475 Optical Thin Films H. Angus Macleod Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 578 Laser Spectroscopy and Atomic Structure Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 583 Computational Optics Miroslav Kolesik Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 596C Aberrated Imaging and Propagation Virendra Mahajan Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 600D Diffractive Optical Elements: Theory and Design Tom D. Milster Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 600E Diffractive Optical Elements: Fabrication and Testing Tom D. Milster Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 600F Spatial Frequency Analysis of Optical Systems Tom D. Milster Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 632 Advanced Optical Communications Systems Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 634 Computational Sensing: Spectroscopy Michael E. Gehm Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 636 Noise in Imaging Systems Matthew A. Kupinski Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 646 Introduction to Quantum Information and Computation Poul Jessen Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 656A Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing A Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 656B Atmospheric Radiation and Remote Sensing B Graduate Course Not Currently Offered
OPTI 696D Practical Optics Seminar: Engineering Optical Systems Matthew Dubin Graduate Course Not Currently Offered