ECE594I-1 - surfaces specular(mirror rough(sandpaper...

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THz Science, Technology, and Systems Professor E. R. Brown, 2205C Engineering Sciences Bldg, [email protected] • 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 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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