Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022


Meeting location information can now be found on student schedules in ESTHER (for students) or on the Course Roster in ESTHER (for faculty and instructors).
Additional information available here.

ELEC 487 001 (CRN: 24271)


Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Instructor: Luan, Lan
Meeting: 10:50AM - 12:05PM TR (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Prerequisites: PHYS 102 OR PHYS 112 OR PHYS 126
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 11
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 40
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 16
Enrollment data as of: 17-APR-2024 4:53PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM R
Description: The course covers the fundamental properties of light propagation and interaction with matter under the approximations of geometrical optics and scalar wave optics, as well as the fundamentals of optical microscopy. The course emphasizes a system approach to the analysis and design of optical systems from a user and an engineering perspective, focusing on the physical intuition and underlying mathematical tools, and application of the physical concepts to topical engineering domains such as a selection of microscopy techniques. Students will have direct hands-on experience with optics and optical imaging systems in the classroom. Cross-list: ELEC 582.