Courses
Number (PHY)
Title
Hours
101 Physical Science I 3 This course covers force, motion, gravitation, energy, energy in action, electricity and magnetism, waves, the nucleus, and the atom.
Prerequisites: MTH 101, Co-requisite: PHY 101L (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer).
101L Physical Science I Lab 1 This is the laboratory course to accompany PHY 101, Survey of Physical Sciences I. This hands-on experience illustrates basic principles of measurements, kinematics & dynamics of motion, fluids, heat & thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and matter. Co-requisite: PHY 101 (Offered Fall, Spring and Summer)

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102 Physical Science II 3 This course encompasses selected topics in the field of chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Topics to be covered include: the periodic law, crystals, ions, solutions, chemical reactions, the atmosphere and hydrosphere, earth materials, the changing crust, earth and the sky, the solar system, the stars, and the structure and evolution of the universe. Prerequisites: PHY 101, MTH 101, Co-requisite: PHY 102L, (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer).
102L Physical Science II Lab 1 This is the laboratory course to accompany PHY 102 Survey of Physical Sciences. This hands-on experience illustrates basic principles of Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy, and Weather. Co-requisite: PHY 102 (Offered Fall, Spring and Summer)

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103 General Physics I 4 This is an Algebra based Physics course designed for majors in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, food science, and environmental science. Its emphasis is on particle motion with uniform acceleration, Newtons's Laws of motion, force, work, power and energy, mechanical energy, collision, laws of conservation of energy, circular motion, angular velocity, angular momentum, centripetal force, Hook's law, simple harmonic motion, fluid statics, pressure, law of flotation, heat, concept of temperature and heat transfer, specific heat, and gas laws. There will be at least ten experiments to be performed in the laboratory. Prerequisites: MTH 112 and MTH 113 (Offered Fall and Summer)

104 General Physics II 4 This is the second part of an algebra based physics course and covers static electricity, Coulomb's law, potential, electrical field, Gauss's law, current electricity, Ohm's law, simple circuits, Kirchoff's law, heating effect, Joule's law, magnetic effect, Ampere's law, induction, magnetic properties of materials, electrolysis, geometrical optics, reflection at plane and spherical boundaries, thin lenses, lens maker's equation, opticla instruments, speed of light, and light as a wave. There will be at least ten experiments to be performed in the laboratory. Prerequisites: PHY 103 (Offered in the Spring)
105 Physics I 4 This is the first part of a calculus-based physics course designed for sciences, engineering and technical majors. The goal is to acquaint students with the language, notation, and nature of physics. The approach to the mathematical solution of physics problems is strongly emphasized throughout the course. Topics to be covered will include mechanics, fluid heat, and thermodynamics. At least ten experiments will be performed by the student. Prerequisite: MTH 125 (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

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106 Physics II 4 This is the second part of a calculus - based physics course designed for sciences, engineering and technical majors. The goal is the same as for Physics 1. Topics to be covered will include electricity, magnetism, and light. At least ten experiments will be performed by the student. Prerequisite: PHY 105, Co-requisite: MTH 126 (Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer)

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201 Introduction to Modern Physics 3 This is a study of space and time; conservation laws; classical relativity; Galilean and Lorentz Transformation; Michelson-Morley Experiment; relativistic mechanics; black-body radiation; photoelectric effect; x-rays; Bragg's Law and Compton effect ; atomic structure; atomic spectra; Bohr model; hydrogen atom and singly ionized helium atom; Stark effect; and Zeeman effect. Prerequisites: MTH 125, MTH 126, PHY 105, and PHY 106 (Offered Fall)

252L Modern Physics Lab 3 This is an experimental course consisting of at least ten experiments selected from advanced topics in physics. The purpose of this course is to provide general insight into advanced experimental techniques involving refined electronic equipment and other sensitive apparatus. The experiments chosen each time the course is offered will be announced in advance. Prerequisite: PHY 201 (Offered Spring)
303 (MTH 303) Methods of Mathematical Physics 3 This course consists of three hours of lecture; topics covered will include vector calculus, partial differential equations, boundary value problems, Fourier Series, Laplace transforms, and Green's function methods. The course is so oriented as to fulfill four-hour minor requirements in math or physics. Prerequisites: PHY 105, and PHY 106 (Offered Spring)
310 Scientific Computing and Visualization 3 This course is intended to familiarize students with the computational tools used by professional scientists. We will use high-level tools such as MatLab, Octave and Mathematica. Topics covered will include Linear Algebra, Interpolation and Extrapolation, Integration, Differential Equations, Matrix Algebra, Monte Carlo Methods, Computer Algebra, and Chaos.Prerequisites: CMP 102, and PHY 106

321 Mechanics I 3 The first part of the course will cover Galilean invariance, absolute and relative velocity, simple problems in non-realistic dynamics, energy conservation, momentum conservation, rigid body dynamics, rotational and transitional motion, Coriolis force, harmonic oscillator, force oscillaitons, combinations of harmonic oscillators, central force problems, and gravitation. Prerequisites: PHY 105, PHY 106, and PHY 303 (Offered Fall)

322 Mechanics II 3 This course is a continuation of PHY 321. It will generally start with general motion of a rigid body and will include matrices for solving rigid body dynamics, inertia tensor, theory of vibrations, Lagrange's equations, generalized co-ordinates an dignorable co-ordinates, applications of Lagrange's equaitons to simple systems, Hamilton's functions, Hamilton's variational principle, Hamiltonian and Hamilton's equations, Special Theory of relativity, Einstein's postulates, Lorentz transformation, length contraction and time dilation, and elementary relativistic kinematics. Prerequisite: PHY 321 (Offered Spring)
331 Electricity and Magnetism I 3 This is an intermediate level course and will cover electric force (Coulomb's Law), electric field (Gauss' Law), electrical potential (Poisson's and Laplace's equation and method of images), electric field in dielectrics, capacitors, electrostatic energy, and electric current (Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Laws). Prerequisites: PHY 105, and PHY 106 (Offered Spring)
332 Electricity and Magnetism II 3 This is the study of magnetic field (Biot's and Savart's Law, Ampere's law), Faraday's Law of Induction, Inductance, and magnetic Energy, A. C. circuit. Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, and electrodynamics. Prerequisites: PHY 331 (Offered Fall)

333 Intro to Sensors and Applications 3 This course focuses on fundamentals, and basic physics behind sensors and technologies that enable the detection of the presence of human, chemical, explosive, nuclear agents and other applications. The objective is to empower the students with the basic knowledge of sensor science behind their application and use in instruments and devices including to address threats. This course will be more extensive rather than intensive. Prerequisite: PHY 105

341 Heat and Thermodynamics 3 This is an intermediate course which deals with reversible heat processes accompanying physical and chemical reactions involving gases, liquids, and solids. Topics include calorimetry, thermometry, heat transfer and expansion, specific heat, laws of thermodynamics and applications, and introduction to kinetic theory. Prerequisites: PHY 105, PHY 106, MTH 125 and MTH 126 (Offered Fall)
361 (BIO 361) Introduction to Astrophysics 3 Astrophysics is the scientific study of the origin, evolution, proliferation and search for life in the universe, an interdisciplinary topic at the intersection of astronomy, physics, biology, chemistry, atmospheric science, and other sciences. This course introduces the major fields of current research in astrobiology: the requirements for life as we know it, the origin and evolution of life on Earth, the possibilities of life elsewhere in the universe, and the search for extraterrestrial – microbial or intelligent – life. Prerequisites: MTH 125 and (PHY 105 or CHE 101 or BIO 103)
401 Optics 3 This is a brief review of geometrical optics; physical optics; introduction to optics and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: PHY 105, PHY 106, MTH 125 and MTH 126 (Offered Fall)
421 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 3 This course covers Thomson's electron diffraction experiment; postulates of quantum mechanics; operator concept; expectation values; particle in a box; uncertainty principle; Schrodinger equation and eigenvalue problems: harmonic oscillator; square well potential; and elements of matrix mechanics. Prerequisites: PHY 201 and PHY 303 (Offered Fall)

431 Statistical Physics 3 This is a fundamental course to describe macroscopic systems from microscopic point of view. Topics to be covered include characteristic features of macroscopic systems, concepts of probability, postulates of the statistical theory, fundamental concepts of entropy, of absolute temperature, and of the canonical distribution. Relations between microscopic theory and macrascopic measurements, Applications of statistical physics: equipartition theorem of solids, Gibbs free energy, phase equilibrium, and kinetic theory of transport process. Applications to diatomic molecules, magnetization. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Prerequisites: PHY 105, PHY 106, MTH 125, and MTH 126 (Offered as needed)

440 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. (UROP) 4 This course invites undergraduates to participate with AAMU Physics faculty and staff members in a wide variety of research activities and many interdisciplinary laboratories and research centers. UROP will cultivate and support research partnerships between undergraduates and AAMU faculty members. Prerequisites: PHY 105 and PHY 106

441 Introduction to the Lower Atmosphere 3 The neutral atmosphere and its layers. Atmospheric composition. Altitudinal variation of density. The hydrostatic equation and the perfect gas law. The scale height and geopotential height. Kinetic theory and velocity distribution. Atmospheric water. Atmospheric electricity and lightning discharge. Rotation of the Earth and Coriolis force. Atmospheric motion and general circulation of the atmosphere. Weather and climate. Solar radiation and the effects of the solar cycle on atmospheric parameters. Atmospheric trace gases and anthropogenic effects. Atmospheric models. Prerequisite: PHY 105

442 Introduction to Aeronomy 3 The neutral atmosphere and its layers. The hydrostatic equation and the perfect gas law. Diffusive separation. Thermosphere and exosphere. Atmospheric drag and orbital decay of satellites. Atmospheric models. Formation of the ionosphere by solar extreme ultraviolet radiation. The Chapman layer. Morphology of the ionosphere. Ionospheric measurements. Ground based measurements and measurements using rockets and satellites. Far ultraviolet remote sensing techniques. Transport processes in the ionosphere. Geomagnetic control of the ionosphere. The "fountain effect" and equatorial anomaly. Solar flare effects on the ionosphere. Prerequisite: PHY 105
444 Introduction to Orbital Mechanic 3 Historical perspective. Kepler's laws of planetary motion. Minimum launch velocity to orbit, escape velocity and time to reach the moon. Low Earth orbit; Geo-synchronous orbit; Geo-stationary orbit; and Sun-synchronous orbit. The central force problem. The two-body problem and reduced mass. Orbital maneuvers: In-plane and out-of-plane orbital changes. Perturbations of orbits. The orbital elements. Orbit determination. The three-body problem and Lagrange libration points. Orbital decay due to atmospheric drag. Prerequisite: PHY 321 or PHY 105
451 Introduction to Solid State Physics 3 This course includes crystal structure; lattice dynamics; electron states in periodic potential; semiconductor; magnetism; magnetic resonance; superconductivity; and point defects in solids. Prerequisites: PHY 421 (Offered as needed)
453 Introduction to Nuclear Physics 3 This course includes radioactivity; half life, passage of radiation through matter; isotopes; chart of nuclides; nucleus; mass charge; radii; alpha emission; beta decay theory; Fermi's theory; internal conversion; Electron capture; Deuteron problem; neutron; slowing down; chain reacting pile; and elementary particles. Prerequisites: PHY 201 and PHY 421 (Offered as needed)
460 Selected Topics in Physics 3 This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to study applied courses that are not offered in other existing physics courses. When it is offered, the particular topic to be studied will be reflected in the course title. Prerequisites: PHY 105, 106 and 201 (Offered as needed)

490 The Physics of Sport 3 Including Track and Field events and popular American ball games. Special topics: Kinematics of sports projectiles; Kinematics of the 100 m and 200 m dash; Physics of the long jump; high jump; pole vault; triple jump; shot put; discuss and javelin. Physics of Basketball shooting, dribbling, passing and rebounding. Baseball pitching and hitting; the fly ball trajectory. Throwing the football. Athletic performance trends in the Olympics. Probability and statistics in sports. Other topics may be covered depending on demand. Prerequisites: PHY 321 Mechanics I; or PHY 105 and a Mechanics course such as ME 206 Dynamics; or approval of the Instructor for special cases.

Number (PHY)
Title
Hours
500 Analytical Mechanics 3 Generalized coordinates, ignorable coordinates, conservative fields, velocity dependent potentials, canonical transformations, Hamiltonian mechanics. Hamilton's equations of motion and application to simple dynamical systems. Hamilton-Jacobi theory, small oscillations, Larmor precession, asymmetrical top. Prerequisites: PHY 321 or equivalent

501 Concepts of Modern Physics 3 Basic concepts; special theory of relativity, wave-particle duality. The Atom: atom structure, introduction of quantum mechanics; properties of matter; the physics of molecules, the solid state; the nucleus, the atomic nucleus, nuclear transformation, elementary particles.

502 Bio Physics 3 Some physical forces exemplified in man, matter waves, sound and ultrasound, electromagnetic radiation and matter, radioactivity; biological tracers, big moleculesĄstructure of macromolecules and living membranes, speeds of some processes in biological studies on nerve and muscle, the language and concepts of control.

503 Methods of Mathematical Physics 3 Vector analysis, matrix analysis, functions of a complex variable, calculus of residues, differential equations, special functions of mathematical physics, fourier series, fourier transforms, tensor analysis. Prerequisites: PHY 303 or equivalent
504 Physics in Modern Technology 1 to 3 Physical basis of computers, communication systems, propulsion and power generation; energy and environment, properties of special materials, infrared detecting devices, satellites and long range weather predictions, transistors, chips and printed circuits. This course will be taught through seminars by invited specialists in each of the areas. However, there will be a faculty member coordinating the course who will design techniques for student participation and methods for evaluation of student performance. Prerequisites: PHY 201 or equivalent

505 Electromagnetic Theory I 3 Maxwell's equations, electrostatics, magnetostitics, wave propagation, radiation, waves in transparent and conducting media, resonant cavities, electrodynamic potentials, multi-pole expansions, covariant formulation of electrodynamics. Prerequisites: PHY 331 or equivalent

506 Electromagnetic Theory II 3 Radiation from a moving charge, scattering, radiation damping and electrodynamics in material media, special theory of relativity, motion of charged particle in electric and magnetic fields. Cerenkov radiation. Bremsstrahlung, classical theory of dispersion and dispersion relations, electrodynamics of moving media. Magneto-hydrodynamics and plasma physics. Prerequisites: PHY 505

518 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 3 A survey of thermodynamics from classical and statistical mechanics point of view. Prerequisites: PHY 341 or equivalent

519 Advanced Statistical Mechanics 3 Foundations of classical and quantum statistical mechanics, kinetic theory of gases, Liouville and Boltzman H theorems, ensembles, quantum statistical mechanics, statistics of independent particles, applications to magnetic phenomena and cooperative interactions, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: PHY 518

521 Quantum Mechanics I 3 Postulates of quantum mechanics. Schoredinger equation. Simple systems, elementary scattering theory, potential wells and tunneling, bound states, Hillbert's Space, matrix mechanics. Prerequisites: PHY 421 or equivalent
522 Quantum Mechanics II 3 Angular momentum, coupling, Wigner-Eckart theorem, application to atomic spectra, elementary quantum theory of electromagnetic fields; elementary perturbation theory. Prerequisites: PHY 521

525 Solid State Physics I 3 Classification of solids by forces, properties and symmetries, lattice vibration and its quantization in terms of phonons, interaction of phonons with electromagnetic fields. Bloch theorem, band structure, optical, dielectric and magnetic phenomena. Prerequisites: PHY 451

531 Mathematical Methods in Applied Physics I 3 Review of analysis in the complex plane, evaluation of definite integrals, contour integration, differential equations and special functions. Green's function, Fourier integrals. Linear vector spaces. Prerequisites: PHY 503 or equivalent

532 Mathematical Methods in Applied Physics II 3 Review of analysis in the complex plane, evaluation of definite integrals, contour integration, differential equations and special functions. Green's function, Fourier integrals. Linear vector spaces. Prerequisites: PHY 531

537 Advanced Laboratory 3 Selected experiments in optics, atomic and nuclear and solid state physics, high vacuum and machine shop experience.

600 Solid State Physics II 3 Classification of solids by forces, properties and symmetries, lattice vibration and its quantization in terms of phonons, interaction of phonons with electromagnetic fields. Bloch theorem, band structure, optical, dielectric and magnetic phenomena. Prerequisites: PHY 525

632 Elements of Material Science 3 Engineering requirements on materials, arrangement of atoms in materials, metallic phases and their properties, ceramic phases and their propertis, multi-phase materials, The effect or macrostructure upon properties of materials, corrosion and thermal behavior of materials in service. Prerequisites: PHY 451 or equivalent

633 Physical Metallurgical Principles 3 Principles underlying the structure and behavior of metals, equilibrium and non-equilibrium phase relations in metal and alloys, kinematics of diffusion and nucleation. Phase transformations, heat treatment and hardenability. Prerequisites: PHY 632

634 Crystal Physics and Crystal Growth 3 Description and determination of atomic arrangement in perfect and imperfect crystals, binding forces elastic waves in solids, photons and lattice vibration, Brillouin zones, thermal properties of solids, X-ray diffraction, Fourier analysis in diffraction Basic principles and phenomena involved in the growth and perfection of crystalline solids from melt, solution, vapor, electrodeposition, etc. Discussion of the merits of various preparation methods. Prerequisites: PHY 632

635 Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials 3 Dia, para and ferromagnetism, magnetic relaxation, and resonance phenomena. Electronic and thermal conductivity of metals, superconductivity. Relationship between electronic structure and optical properties of solids, magneto-optics infrared, photoconductivity, excitations, infrared and Raman spectra due to lattice vibrations, imputiey-induced lattice absorption, spectra of ions in crystals. Prerequisites: PHY 632

636 Semi-conductor Physics 3 Semiconductor principles, electron band theory of solids. Electronic properties of insulators and semiconductors Hall effect. Defect states and interaction in semiconductors, elemental and compound semiconductors. Recombination and trapping, organic semiconductors. Prerequisites: PHY 632

637 Special Topics in Materials Science 3 Topics will be selected in accordance with the special interest of students. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor

638 Imperfection in Solids 3 General theory of imperfections, relation of lattice defects to the physical properties of crystals, point defects and their relation to transport properties in metallic, covalent and ionic crystals, geometric and energetic aspects of dislocation theory, relation between dislocation mechanics and mechanical properties of crystals, structure and properties of interfaces. Prerequisites: PHY 632

639 Electron Spectroscopy and Electron Diffraction 3 Principles and techniques of electron microscopy. Use and maintenance of electron microscopes, preparation of specimens for electron microscopy by replication transmission, study of fine structures in hardened alloys, demonstration of dislocation movements, distribution and identification as to type Burgers vector. Prerequisites: PHY 632 or equivalent

640 Mechanical Behavior of Solids 3 Behavior of materials under stress, elastic-plastic deformation in single crystals, critical resolved shear stress, microscopic yield ductility, mechanical twinning effect of temperature and rate of deformation, mechanical properties in tension, true stress-strain work hardening compression, creep, fracture mechanics. Prerequisites: PHY 632

642 Materials for Energy Production Devices 3 Material limitations for the operation of fossil fuel nuclear power type generation systems, microstructure properties of materials in terms of current and future demands on temperatures, stresses and chemical and radiation attacks, possible future materials. Solar cells and selective solar radiation filters. Prerequisites: PHY 632 or equivalent

644 Modern Composite Materials 3 Fundamental aspects of modern composite materials, particulate fibrous reinforcement, micro-mechanics, failure modes, reinforced plastics and metals, inorganic particulate composites and dispersion strengthened metals, testing and analysis concepts, Ceramic materials and modern ceramic applications. Prerequisites: PHY 632

648 Advanced Laboratory in Material Science 3 Experiments will be conducted out of the following: diffraction, Hall effect and transport properties, dielectric constant measurement as a function of frequency. Study dislocations using microscope, specific hear measurements with DSC-4.

649 Geometrical Optics 3 Review of image formation, ray tracing, optical invariants, monochromatic and chromatic aberrations, geometrical image evaluation. Prerequisites: PHY 401 or equivalent

650 Instrumental Optics 3 Optical systems design, testing optical components, fabrication, coating, mirrors and prisms, introduction of Fourier Optics. Prerequisites: PHY 401 or equivalent

651 Spectroscopy 4 Spectra of atomic and molecular systems, energy levels, vibrational and rotation levels, lifetimes, Raman spectra, molecular and atomic lasers. Prerequisites: PHY 401 or equivalent

655 Optics Laboratory 4 Selected experiments in interference, diffraction, optical imaging systems, holography, lasers, detectors, UV, visible and IR spectroscopy.

657 Physical Optics and Interferometry 4 Propagation and vector nature of light, dipole radiation, Lorentz atom, Rayleigh scattering, dispersion, coherence and interference, design and use of conventional two-beam and multibeam interferometers, evaluation of interferograms. Prerequisites: PHY 649 or equivalent

660 Quantum Optics 3 Planck's radiation law and Einstein coefficients, quantization of radiation field, photon concept, photon statistics, interaction of radiation with matter, spontaneous emission, Dicke superradiance. Prerequisites: PHY 521 or equivalent

663 Electro-Optical Systems 4 Theory, design and use of electro-optical devices and system optical properties, performance criteria, applications of electro-optics, magneto-optic and acousto-optic devices, behavior of electro-optic devices as circuit elements, modulators rotators, and isolators. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

665 Lens Design 4 Paraxial Optics, aberration theory, image assessment, Fourier optics, merit function, mathematical methods, least squares, damped lest squares, decent methods, metric. Prerequisites: PHY 649 or equivalent

670 Non-Linear Optics 3 Photon echo, self-induced transparency, self focusing, scattering of light, parametric amplification, harmonic generation, damage effects. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

671 Laser Physics I 4 Density matrix-formulation of interaction of radiation with matter, laser threshold condition, optical resonators, pressure effects, survey of laser types and mechanisms. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

672 Laser Physics II 4 Density matrix-formulation of interaction of radiation with matter, laser threshold condition, optical resonators, pressure effects, survey of laser types and mechanisms. Prerequisites: PHY 671

675 Thin Films and Integrated Optics 4 Semiconductor and metallic films, design methods of multilayer interference filter coating, guided waves in dielectric films and fibers, beam-to-guide couplers, survey of devices for integrated optics. Prerequisites: PHY 671 or equivalent

680 Holography 3 The Gabor hologram, hologram as a zone plate, fresnel image, Fourier-transform and reflection holograms, applications to interferometry, information storage, and optical processing. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

699 Thesis 1 to 6 Research work towards completing the thesis requirement

701 Applied Solid State Electronics I 3 Semiconductor devices, rectifier and amplifier circuits, logic control, analog and digital transducers, optoelectronics, VLSI circuit fabrication memory devices, computer aided engineering of VLSI systems, VLSI microprocessor system design. Prerequisites: PHY 451

703 Laser Systems 4 This course provides a survey of a variety of laser systems, and prepares the student to contribute to the design of new laser systems. The course starts with a general description of lasers and optical amplifiers in terms of relatively simple rate equations. Various classes of lasers (e.g., optically-pumped solid lasers, gas lasers, organic dye lasers, etc.). Designs of specific laser systems from each class will be described in detail (e.g., a CW Nd: YAG laser, argon ion laser, rhodamine 6G dye laser, etc.). Other topics which will be covered include: optical resonator mode theory, techniques for controlling and modifying laser outputs, and techniques for measuring the spectral and temporal properties of laser beams. Prerequisites: PHY 451

705 Solid State Diffusion 3 Fundamentals of diffusion in the solid state. Special emphasis to diffusion kinetics for atoms and crystals. Prerequisites: PHY 518 or equivalent

710 Thermodynamics of Materials 3 Advanced treatment of thermodynamic properties of inorganic materials. Introductory thermodynamics. Application of laws thermodynamics to chemical behavior of elements, compounds and solutions. Discussion of heterogeneous equilibrium, chemical reactions and thermodynamics of structural defects and interfaces. Prerequisites: PHY 634

712 Optical Phase Conjugation I 3 Conjugation by parametric mixing in transparent media, transient response of Kerr-like phase conjugation, degenerate fourwave mixing, optical phase conjugation in photo refractive crystals stimulated Raman scattering and Brilliouin scattering, wavefront reversal, and phase conjugation under stimulated scattering. Prerequisites: PHY 670 or equivalent

714 Optical Phase Conjugation II 3 Phase conjugation and high resolution spectroscopy by resonant degenerate four wave mixing in semiconductors, wavefront reversal by a reflecting surface optical resonator using phase conjugate mirrors, applications of optical conjugation. Prerequisites: PHY 712

715 Fiber Optics 3 Basic principles of optical fiber communication and applications, materials and fiber preparation, propagation in optical fibers, waveguides and their fabrication, fiber optic cables and cable connectors, detectors and measurement techniques, semi-conductor light sources for optical fiber communications, system design. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

720 Radiation Effects in Crystalline Solids 3 A unified treatment based on governing principles in defect structure thermodynamics and kinetics of equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems. Discussion of radiation effects in metals and semiconductors. Prerequisites: PHY 632 or equivalent

725 Optical Fiber Communications 3 Basic principles of optical fiber communication and applications, materials and fiber preparationn in optical fibers, wave guides, and their fabrication, fiber optic cables and cable connectors, detectors and measurement techniques, semi-conductor light sources for optical fiber communications, system design. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

730 Solidification Process 3 Principles of control of structure, properties and shape in processes involving liquid-solid and vapor-solid transformations. Heat flow, solute redistribution, nucleation, growth kinetics. Resultant structures and properties. Prerequisites: PHY 634

735 Materials for Radiation Detectors 3 This course will be more extensive rather than intensive. Discussion of materials problem for devices using ceramics, semiconductors and pyroelectric materials. Materials for detectors for ranges in x-rays and gamma-rays, for ultra-violet, visible and near infrared and far infrared. Prerequisites: PHY 632 or equivalent

750 Laser Spectroscopy 3 Tunable coherent light sources, Doppler limited absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy with lasers, Laser Raman as Brillouin Spectroscopy, High resolution sub Doppler spectroscopy, trim resolved laser spectroscopy, optical Ramsay fringes, ultra high resolution. Prerequisites: PHY 657 or equivalent

755 Optics Laboratory II 3 Sample List:
  1. Growth and decay of holographic grating formed in photo refractive crystals with coherent laser beams.
  2. Optical phase conjugation through degerate four wave mixing in photo refractive crystals.
  3. Laser photo acoustic spectroscopy of I2 using N2 laser pumped dye laser
  4. Holography
  5. Laser photo acoustic studies in gases using Art laser
  6. Optogalvanic spectrum of Ne using tunable dye laser
  7. Laser excited fluorescence in laser material crystals
771 Signal Processing 3 Fourier analysis and two dimensional line, a systems-scaler diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction frequency analysis of optical imaging systems, optical filters, coherent optical processing, incoherent optical processing, hybrid processors, and linear and nonlinear optical data processing. Prerequisites: PHY 505 or equivalent

775 Integrated Optics 3 Optical waveguide modes, waveguide fabrication techniques: deposited thin films, molecular beam epitaxial crystal growth, substantial dopant atoms, waveguide losses, input and output couplers, electro-optic modulators, acousto optic modulators, semiconductor laser and modulation, hetro structure lasers, and integrated optical detectors. Prerequisites: PHY 675 or equivalent

791 Applied Solid State Electronics II 3 Semiconductor devices, rectifier and amplifier circuits, logic control, analog and digital transducers, optoelectronics, VLSI circuit fabrication memory devices, computer aided engineering of VLSI systems, VLSI microprocessor system design. Prerequisites: PHY 701

792 Selected Toptics 3 Topics will be selected in accordance with the special interest of students. Consent of Instructor

796 Advanced Selected Toptics in Material Science 1 to 4 Topics will be selected in accordance with the special interest of students. Consent of Instructor

797 Advanced Selected Toptics in Material Science 1 to 4 Topics will be selected in accordance with the special interest of students. Consent of Instructor

799 Dissertation 1 to 6 Individual research completing dissertation requirements.

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