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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

LPO 111 Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

Topics covered include the nature and property of light, light sources, laser safety, geometrical and physical optics, and principles of lasers. Selected topics in math will be reviewed in conjunction with topics in photonics. Typical math topics embedded in this course include scientific notation, introductory algebra, geometry, trigonometry, exponents and logarithms.

Prerequisite: MTH 118 (C or better) or minimum Math ACT score of 25 or appropriate Math Placement Test. Language skills equivalent to ENG 108, ELI 108 or ELI 110 (C or better) OR a ELI Accuplacer score of 285 or higher OR 122 on the APT placement test.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    4.00

LPO 112 Elements of Photonics

This course covers the basic principles of lasers and other photonic devices used in fiber optics, imaging, display and storage applications.

Prerequisite: LPO 111 or consent of instructor

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open LPO 112 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    3.00

LPO 113 Photonics-Enabled Technologies

The subject matter covered in this course includes topics such as laser welding; laser drilling, cutting and marking; test and measurement applications; forensic science and homeland security; and basic spectroscopy principles. Course topics have a strong manufacturing orientation.

Prerequisite: LPO 111 or consent of instructor

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    3.00

LPO 145 Photonic CAD Applications

This course will introduce students to the use of computer aided design (CAD) in the field of photonics. Students will utilize a CAD program in the design of mechanical structures and optical assemblies as well as for lens design and ray-tracing of a light ray through the lens system.

Prerequisite: LPO 111 and CAD 170 (previously CAD 173) (both C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    3.00

LPO 212 Elements of Photonics II

This course builds upon Elements of Photonics (LPO 112) and covers additional laser systems including excimer lasers, fiber lasers, diode lasers, dye lasers, and others. In lab students will experience advanced applications with hands-on laser optical systems and analysis.

Prerequisite: LPO 112 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open LPO 212 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    3.00

LPO 250 Laser and Electro-Optic Devices

This course offers a more advanced look at many of the devices used in a photonics lab. Physical characteristics of photodetectors, such as response time and detectivity, will be measured and compared to published device specifications and further verified using computerized diagnostic equipment. Measuring the thermal effects of a laser by applying different types of photodetectors to optical systems will be explored. Students will further investigate other wave based energy using light to transmit digitized data.

Prerequisite: LPO 112 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    3.00

LPO 290 Laser, Photonics and Optics Capstone Proposal

This course will require students, or teams of students, to decide on a capstone project to be completed in LPO Project or Research Capstone (LPO 291). Proposed projects must be cleared with the instructor to verify that they meet program requirements and that they can be supported by the college. An outline of the project, a description of any lab setup, and a formal proposal will be documented. Students deciding to work in teams will include member responsibilities and timelines in their outlines.

Prerequisite: LPO 113 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    1.00

LPO 291 Laser, Photonics and Optics Project or Research Capstone

This course will require students, or teams of students, to work on a capstone project. Students must complete the project under the guidance of the instructor to ensure the project, as proposed in LPO 290 and LPO 291 course requirements, are maintained. Students will create a log of the project with a timeline, a working model of any lab setup (or nonworking with an acceptable reason), and a CAD or similar drawing of optical apparatus. In addition a formal report for the course will be produced along with a poster for submittal to a conference.

Prerequisite: LPO 290 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    LPO
  • Units:
    3.00


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