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Gopinath, Juliet T Associate Professor and Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Endowed Professor

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  • I run an experimentally focused optics group centered around lasers and their application. Topics of interest include mid-infrared lasers, liquid lenses, beam combining, ultrashort pulse generation, nonlinear materials, orbital angular momentum generation, and spectroscopy.

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  • lasers and their applications, ultrashort pulse generation, power scaling, spectroscopy, reconfigurable optical devices, beam combining, nonlinear optical materials

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  • ECEA 5605 - Active Optical Devices: LEDs and Semiconductor Lasers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    You will learn about semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers, and the important rules for design. You will do several homework assignments to cement your understanding of the material, as well as answering short questions during the presentation segments. After this course, you will be able to analyze and design semiconductor LED and laser sources.
  • ECEA 5606 - Active Optical Devices: Nanophotonics and Detectors
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Nanophotonics and Detectors covers the basics of nanophotonic light emitting devices and optical detectors, including metal semiconductor, metal semiconductor insulator, and pn junctions, photoconductors, avalanche photodiodes and photomultiplier tubes.
  • ECEA 5607 - Active Optical Devices: Displays
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    The Displays course will cover the basics of electronic display devices, including liquid crystals, electroluminescent, plasma, organic light emitting diodes, and electrowetting based displays.
  • ECEN 3250 - Microelectronics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Develops a basic understanding of active semiconductor devices. Focuses on building an understanding of BJT and CMOS devices in both digital and analog applications.
  • ECEN 5345 - Introduction to Solid State Physics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides an introduction to the electronic, photonic and phononic properties of solid state materials and devices. Covers optical constants, free electron gas, plasmons, energy bands, semiconductors and doping, excitons, quantum wells, phonons and electrooptical effects. Makes use of quantum mechanical methods. Department enforced prerequisite: basic quantum mechanics.
  • ECEN 5626 - Active Optical Devices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Analysis of active optical devices such as semiconductor laser, detector and flat panel display by clearly defining and interconnecting the fundamental physical mechanism, device design and operating principles and device performance. Recommended prerequisite: ECEN 5355.

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