ECE 527 - Optical Electronics 

Description: Credit 4. Optical resonators; radiation and atomic systems; laser oscillation; laser systems; parametric
amplification and oscillation; electrooptics and acoustooptics; phase conjugate optics; modulation; and detection and noise.

Prerequisites: ECE 520

Recent Textbook: A. Yariv, Optical Electronics, New York, New York: Holt, Rhinehart and Winston Publishing Company, 19-. 

Reference: A. Siegman, Lasers, Berkeley, CA: University Science Books, 1986.


  • Matrix formalism in optics
  • Optical resonators
  • Interaction of radiation and atomic systems
  • Laser oscillation
  • Laser systems
  • Second - harmonic generation
  • Parametric amplification and oscillation
  • Electrooptic effect and applications
  • Interaction of light and sound
  • Phase conjugate optics
  • Noise in optical generation and detection
  • Detection of optical radiation
  • Optical communication systems