Graduate Certificate in Infrared Technology
Infrared technology is widely used for surveillance, night vision, thermal efficiency analysis, remote temperature sensing, short-range wireless communication, spectroscopy, weather forecasting and astronomy.
- EE 6316: Fields and Waves
- EE 6317: Physical Optics
- EE 6309: Fourier Optics
- EE 6315: Engineering Optics
- EE 6335: Engineering of Infrared Imaging Systems
Credit Hours and Degree Programs
Credit hours earned for this certificate may be used in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master’s degree in electrical engineering. This certificate program is also open to those enrolled as non-degree-seeking graduate students, including those who already have their master’s and want to broaden their knowledge.
Dr. Cy Cantrell
EE 6316 Fields and Waves (3 semester hours) Study of electromagnetic wave propagation beginning with Maxwell’s equations; reflection and refraction at plane boundaries; guided wave propagation; radiation from dipole antennas and arrays; reciprocity theory; basics of transmission line theory and waveguides. Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent. (3-0) Y Back to Top
EE 6317 Physical Optics (3 semester hours) Study of optical phenomena based primarily on the electromagnetic nature of light; mathematical description of polarized light; Jones and Mueller matrices; interference of polarized waves; interferometers, diffractive phenomena based on scalar formalisms; diffraction gratings; and diffraction in optical instruments. Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent. (3-0) T Back to Top
EE 6309 (PHYS 5361) Fourier Optics (3 semester hours) Description of coherent optics using a linear systems approach. The concepts of impulse response and transfer functions for unbounded wave propagation, diffraction and image formation. Introduction to holography and optical data processing. Prerequisites: EE 3302 and EE 4301 or equivalents. (3-0) R Back to Top
EE 6315 Engineering Optics (3 semester hours) Fundamental concepts of geometrical optics, first-order optical system design and analysis, paraxial ray tracing, aperture and field stops. Optical materials and properties; third order aberration theory. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326 or equivalent. (3-0) T Back to Top
EE 6335 Engineering of Infrared Imaging Systems (3 semester hours) Thermal optics, review of Fourier optics, review of information theory, embedded system design principles and system modeling. Prerequisites: EE 6309 or 6315 or equivalents. (3-0) T Back to Top