ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: OPTICAL EFFECTS AROUND US: Optics in engineering are used every day in grocery stores, airports, cameras, wearable tech, cars, and homes. How does light interact with matter? What is the source of color? What is the difference between coherent and incoherent light? This course will answer these questions and many more. Optical effects from the electrical engineering perspective are rooted in physics, and this class will spark your curiosity and appetite to learn more about the concepts of Optics. The course will be an experiential learning platform, provide insight and offer a practical introduction of how to appreciate the numerous applications of optics around you.
Students will learn and appreciate:
  • Some of the optical effects applications around us, like scanners at the shopping mall, airports, homes, and cars
  • The difference between coherent and incoherent lights
  • Components used in optical experiments, like Laser, amplifiers, mirrors, beam splitters, photodetectors, half-wave plates, Optical spectrum analyzers, IRIS, and many more.
  • Day visit to a real optical training lab and observe essential safety measures in operating a laser system
  • Hands-on demonstration of some cool optical experiments, e.g. nanostructure behaviors under laser lights 
  • Opportunity to meet an expert and a legend in optics like, Dr. Anthony Johnson

"LUNCH: Students staying for full day or for both morning and afternoon sessions can bring or buy their lunch. All students will eat lunch on Campus in The Commons, a small food court.

 Session Information: 2236YTHELEC103P201

Schedule: Every day, starting on 07/10/23 and ending on 07/14/23
Times: 09:00am-12:00pm EDT


Name Additional Resources
Chinonso Ezeobi

Facility Detail

UMBC Main Campus
UMBC Main Campus
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
UMBC Main Campus

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