Optical Engineering

A folded spectrum on a graph.

Monochromatic, spacially coherent light represented as a three-dimensional waveform. (Image courtesy of Prof. George Barbastathis.)


MIT Course Number

2.717J / MAS.857J

As Taught In

Spring 2002



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This course concerns the theory and practice of optical methods in engineering and system design, with an emphasis on diffraction, statistical optics, holography, and imaging. It provides the engineering methodology skills necessary to incorporate optical components in systems serving diverse areas such as precision engineering and metrology, bio-imaging, and computing (sensors, data storage, communication in multi-processor systems). Experimental demonstrations and a design project are included.

Barbastathis, George. 2.717J Optical Engineering, Spring 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-717j-optical-engineering-spring-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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