MEC E 607 - Optical-Mechanical Sensing

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Engineering

Light propagation in media; thermal and mechanical perturbations to media and effects on light propagation; topics in photo-elasticity including the relationships between stress/strain and optical properties, birefringence and polarization; waveguides and common structures in opto-mechanical sensing systems including waveguide interferometers, intensity modulators, Bragg structures; strain-optic models used in analyzing micro-optical mechanical systems. Coverage of application areas: structural health monitoring, biomedical technologies, diagnostics.