ECE594I-1

ECE594I-1 - surfaces: specular (mirror), rough (sandpaper),...

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THz Science, Technology, and Systems Professor E. R. Brown, 2205C Engineering Sciences Bldg, erbrown@ece.ucsb.edu. • Designed as a survey course but with enough substance to act as a foundation for students entering the THz field. • Lecture Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:50 PM; 1431 Phelps. • Office Hours: Wednesday, 4:00 – 5:50 PM or as late as it takes. • First Lecture: Friday Sept. 25. • Homeworks: Assigned periodically; questions and answers provided; recommended for the most motivated students. • Grading: Best of two quizzes: 50%; Experimental project: 50% • Quiz#1 (Tentative): Thursday 22 October 2009, 5:00 – 5:50pm • Quiz#2 (Tentative): Tuesday 1 December 2009 5:00 – 5:50pm • Project; experimental (hands-on); two options: (1) measurement of water vapor line with photomixing spectrometer (Brown’s Lab, ECE), linefit in MATLAB with Lorentzian, Gaussian, and Voigt models, (2) measurement of THz reflectivity from various
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Unformatted text preview: surfaces: specular (mirror), rough (sandpaper), biological (animal skin). Final exam: Take-home write-up associated with Laboratory Project. Will be due by the end of the day of the pre-scheduled Final Exam slot. Quiz style: Mostly qualitative and conceptual; closed notes, but lots of clues Course Assignments and Material for each Week will be provided on the Course Website prior to the lectures. Look in the .pdf file entitled Course Materials: Week XX http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/current_courses.shtml Suggested Review Article#1: THz Technology, P.H. Siegel, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Tech., vol. 50, March 2002, pp. 910-928. Suggested Review Article#2: Fundamentals of Terrestrial Millimeter- Wave and THz Remote Sensing, E.R. Brown, in Terahertz Sensing Technology, Vol. 2: Emerging Scientific Applications and Novel Device Concepts, ed. by D.L. Woolard , W. R Loerop, and M.S. Shur (World Scientific, Singapore, 2004). 1...
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