Teaching

PH 112 - General Physics with Calculus II

This course covers basic problems in the fields of thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism. Contents include the fundamentals of temperature, the first and second laws, engines, electric forces, fields, potentials, Gauss' law, basic circuits with resistors and/or capacitors, Ampere's law, Faraday's law, inductors, LC circuits and alternating circuits.

OPT 341 - Geometrical Optics

Introduction to the concepts and principles of geometrical optics. The nature of light, basic radiometry, rays and wave fronts, Fermat's principle, Snell's law, thin and thick lenses, paraxial rays, ray transfer matrix and ray tracing, optical imaging and imaging system design, aberrations, optical instrumentation, prisms, and dispersion.

OPT - 342 Physical Optics

Electromagnetic waves, superposition of waves, interference of light, Young's double slit experiment, Michelson interferometer, Fabry-Perot interferometer, coherence, diffraction, diffraction gratings, polarization and its matrix treatment, and, polarization generation.

PH 632 - Fourier Optics

Fourier Optics is the foundation of the modern image processing technology. In this course, we introduce the optical system as an invariant linear system, convolution, Somerfield's diffraction integral, Fourier transform, angular spectrum, coherent and incoherent imaging, and optical transfer function.

PH 733 - Quantum Devices

Quantum aspects of optical, electronic, and semiconductor devices approached from a phenomenological/physical point of view. Topics include: quantum well devices, optical modulators, optical detectors, quantum Stark effects, electro-optic devices, etc.

PH 645 & 745 - Lasers I & II

This is an advanced laser course designed for senior graduate students in physics and engineering, who have gained basic understanding of electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and lasers through the completion of graduate core courses. Its primary goal is to deepen students' understanding of laser physics and enrich their knowledge in laser characteristics and laser optics. Some key topics include Gaussian beam optics, paraxial resonators, line broadening and hole burning, Q-switching, mode locking, nonlinear optics, modern lasers and their applications, etc.