Active Optical Devices Specialization

Start Date: 09/20/2020

Course Type: Specialization Course

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The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5605-5607, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. This Active Optical Devices specialization is designed to help you gain complete understanding of active optical devices by clearly defining and interconnecting the fundamental physical mechanisms, device design principles, and device performance. You will study and gain active experience with light emitting semiconductor devices like light emitting diodes and lasers, nanophotonics, optical detectors, and displays. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Analyze and design semiconductor light sources, and surrounding optical systems *Analyze and design detection systems for LIDAR, microscopy and cameras *Analyze and design systems for optical device systems that can adapt to the environment at hand. *Use lasers and optical electronics in electronic systems through an understanding of the interaction of light and atoms, laser rate equations and noise in photo-detection.

Course Syllabus

Light Emitting Diodes and Semiconductor Lasers
Nanophotonics and Detectors

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Course Introduction

Deepen and Apply your Knowledge of Optical Devices. Analyze and design optical electronics that adapt for different optical environments. Active Optical Devices Specialization Optical sensors and lenses are the building blocks of many digital imaging systems. This course will cover the fundamentals of optical components and lens design, focusing devices, lens construction and optimization of lenses with a focus system, focusing devices with a polarizing lens, and advanced optical components and lenses. Getting started with an analysis of lenses and sensors will be essential as the Specialization progresses.Overview of Optics and Sensor Technology Optical Design Optical Components and Lens Technology Optical Systems Auditing The course provides an introduction to auditing, focusing on the language that is used in the profession. It will introduce the listener to the basic concepts of Auditing, including the recording industry's basic principles, a discussion of Auditing Standards, Auditing Procedures, and Auditing Services. This course will also serve as a basis for a more advanced course on auditing that will focus on the recording details, sound quality, and auditing procedures that are used in the industry. The course is intended to introduce the student to basic auditing and the recording industry’s basic principles.Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4 ART of the MOOC: Introduction to Dance This course introduces the fundamentals of dance, with an emphasis on the movement and movement in motion. The course will teach you how to move around

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