Course Details

ELE 782 Optical Systems
2021-2022 Fall term information

The course is open this term
Supervisor(s):Dr. Çiğdem Seçkin Gürel
OnlineMonday14:00 - 16:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
OPTICAL SYSTEMS ELE782 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 10
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Preparing and/or Presenting Reports
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveIt is aimed to give the following topics to the students in order to understand current optical applications; Basic Optical Theories Interference, Theory and Applications Fourier Optics and Applications Diffraction Theory and Applications Optical Wavequides and Analysis of Modal Propagation Fiber Optical Communication System Principles Thin Film Optical Filter Design Other Optical Systems and Design Principles  
Learning outcomes
  1. A student completing the course successfully will L.O.1. Have basic electromagnetic and optical theory background
  2. L.0.2. Have the ability to follow current literature
  3. L.0.3. Have detailed information on one of the current researh topics on optical applications and prepare presentation
  4. L.0.4. Comment on basic optical system design principles in real-life applications
  5. L.0.5. Use his knowledge to follow and improve future designs
Course ContentBasic Optical Theories (Ray Optics, Wave Optics, Electromagnetic Optic, Quantum Optics)
Interference, Theory and Applications
Fourier Optics and Applications
Diffraction Theory and Applications
Optical Wavequides and Analysis of Modal Propagation
Fiber Optical Communication System Principles
Thin Film Optical Filter Design
Other Optical Systems and Design Principles
ReferencesSaleh, B. E. A., Teich, M., Fundamentals of Photonics, Wiley, 1999.
Kasap, S., Optoelectronics and Photonics, Prentice Hall, 2000.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Review of basics of optic
Week 2Review of basics of optic
Week 3Interference, Theory and Applications
Week 4Basics of Fourer optics
Week 5Optical Fourier transform and back transform, lens systems
Week 6Holography principles
Week 7Basic diffraction theory
Week 8Design of diffraction gratings using wave optic
Week 9Introduction to planar optical wavequides, wave propagation principles and mode concept
Week 10Fiber optical wavequides and analysis of modal propagation
Week 11Fiber optical wavequides and analysis of modal propagation
Week 12Fiber optical communication system principles
Week 13Thin film optical filter design
Week 14Examples of current optical applications (presentations)
Week 15Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities148
Specific practical training00
Final exam130
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes600
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes400

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)148112
Presentation / Seminar Preparation13030
Homework assignment4520
Midterms (Study duration)12525
Final Exam (Study duration) 13030
Total Workload35101259

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has highest level of knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.    X
2. Has knowledge, skills and and competence to develop novel approaches in science and technology.   X 
3. Follows the scientific literature, and the developments in his/her field, critically analyze, synthesize, interpret and apply them effectively in his/her research.   X 
4. Can independently carry out all stages of a novel research project.  X  
5. Designs, plans and manages novel research projects; can lead multidisiplinary projects.  X  
6. Contributes to the science and technology literature.  X  
7. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral forms effectively; in Turkish or English. X   
8. Is aware of his/her social responsibilities, evaluates scientific and technological developments with impartiality and ethical responsibility and disseminates them.X    

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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