Fall 2016 textbook list
The Fall 2016 ECE textbook list is available online for students.
Current Prerequisites & Course Offering
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ECE 4144 Introduction to Optical Information Processing (3C)
Modern wave optics. The application of Fourier transforms to image analysis, optical spatial filtering and image processing.
Use of optical techniques for information processing is a growing field.
Technical Elective. Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Electromagnetics.
Prerequisites: C- or better in 3106.
Electromagnetic wave propagation as in 3106 and Fourier transforms as in 3714
Department Syllabus Information:Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
- Demonstrate the basic elements of image formation systems
- Design and implement the spatial filtering characteristics of optical systems
- Develop holographic systems
|Linear System Theory and Fourier Transform in two dimensions.||18%|
|Fraunhofer and Fresnel Diffraction||12%|
|Huygen’s Principle and Kirchhoff’s integral||6%|
|Fourier transforming properties of lenses||10%|
|Coherent Optical Information Processing Systems||12%|
|Coherent Optical Complex Spatial Filtering||18%|
|Incoherent Optical Information Processing||12%|