CBEMS 242B Applied Optics (2014-2015)

CBEMS 242B Applied Optics

(Not required for any major. Elective for ChE.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 242B Applied Optics (Credit Units: 4) Focuses on treatment of a wide variety of tools and techniques used in optics, in particular in research. Subjects include an introduction to lasers, optical detection, coherent optics, spectroscopic techniques, and selected topics corresponding to the interest of the students. Prerequisite: CBEMS242A. Same as CHEM 242B. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0805385663.

Recommended Textbook:
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Lasers general
  • Common laser mechanisms
  • Non-linear optics
  • Q-switched lasers
  • Nano scond lasers
  • Pico second lasers
  • Femto second lasers
  • Brillouin reflection
  • CW lasers
  • High resolution Spectroscopy
  • Optical detectors
  • Laser instrumentation e.g. power meters, beam profile meters
  • Fiber optics
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
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Grading Criteria:
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
May 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr