ETRO 161 – Introduction to Optics and Photonics
Class hours: 6 lecture/lab
Prereq: “C” or higher in ETRO 160. Qualified for ENG 100 and MATH 25.
Description: This introductory photonics course covers
the physics of light, geometric optics, lenses, mirrors, polarizing lenses,
interference/diffraction waves, laser physics, optical imaging, and bio-photonics.
Lab experiments and projects are embedded to reinforce the theory and provide practical
experience for those interested in pursuing a career in this field.