LAS 273 Wave Optics and Lasers


Campus Location:
Stanton
Effective Date:
2018-51
Prerequisite:
MAT 190, PHY 205 or PHY 281
Co-Requisites:

None

Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
3.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This laboratory-based laser course includes light sources and their characteristics; radiometry and photometry; wave nature of light; reflection and refraction; propagation; interference; diffraction; polarization; holography; and applications to fiber optics.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Solve problems involving light sources and their characteristics. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1)
  2. Solve problems involving radiometry and photometry. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1)
  3. Solve problems involving the wave nature of light. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1)
  4. Solve problems involving reflection and refraction. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1)
  5. Solve problems involving propagation. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2)
  6. Solve problems involving interference. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2)
  7. Solve problems involving diffraction. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2)
  8. Solve problems involving polarization. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2)
  9. Solve problems involving holography. (CCC 2, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3)
  10. Investigate and solve problems using experimental techniques. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Solve problems involving light sources and their characteristics.
    1. Solve problems involving point and extended sources.
    2. Solve problems involving radiant power and emissivity.
  2. Solve problems involving radiometry and photometry.
    1. Solve problems involving radiant quantities.
    2. Solve problems involving photometric quantities.
  3. Solve problems involving the wave nature of light.
    1. Solve problems involving wavelength.
    2. Solve problems involving frequency.
  4. Solve problems involving reflection and refraction.
    1. Solve problems involving reflected laser power.
    2. Solve problems involving refracted laser power.
  5. Solve problems involving propagation.
    1. Solve problems involving laser beam irradiance.
    2. Solve problems involving laser beam attenuation.
  6. Solve problems involving interference.
    1. Solve problems involving superposition.
    2. Solve problems involving Young’s double-slit experiment.
    3. Solve problems involving thin films.
  7. Solve problems involving diffraction.
    1. Solve problems involving Fraunhofer diffraction.
    2. Solve problems involving diffraction-limited optics.
    3. Solve problems involving the Fresnel number.
  8. Solve problems involving polarization.
    1. Solve problems involving linear polarization using Jones calculus.
    2. Solve problems involving circular polarization using Jones calculus.
    3. Solve problems involving elliptical polarization using Jones calculus.
  9. Solve problems involving holography.
    1. Solve problems involving holographic configurations.
    2. Solve problems involving holographic procedure.
  10. Investigate and solve problems using experimental techniques.
    1. Investigate and solve problems involving light sources and their characteristics.
    2. Investigate and solve problems involving radiometry and photometry.
    3. Investigate and solve problems involving the wave nature of light.
    4. Investigate and solve problems involving reflection and refraction.
    5. Investigate and solve problems involving propagation.
    6. Investigate and solve problems involving interference.
    7. Investigate and solve problems involving diffraction.
    8. Investigate and solve problems involving polarization.
    9. Investigate and solve problems involving holography.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

 
Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Set-up, conduct, and troubleshoot systems involving laser/optics applications.
  2. Construct and test basic laser/optics subassemblies.
  3. Perform maintenance and systems checks on laser/optics components/systems.

 

Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.