Engineering Optics

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Combs & Dr. Lloyd Davis

Textbook: References:

  • Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics, First Edition, edited by Träger, Springer, 2007.
  • (optional) Laser Diagnostics for Combustion Temperature and Species, Second Edition, by C. Eckbreth, CRC Press, 1996.

Course Content: Introduction to basic principles of optics for engineers, with a focus on relevant engineering applications. Topics will include principles of light, geometric optics, photodetectors, lasers, design of optical experiments, and modern optical diagnostics (for example, shadowgraph, Schlieren, pressure-sensitive paint, laser-induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, etc.). The course will consist primarily of a lecture format, but will be supplemented with in-class laboratory demonstrations and exercises as well as reviews of current journal articles.

You can view a sample video of the course below. You must purchase the course to unlock all of the lecture sessions.