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3540. Principles of Biomedical Optical Sensing: A Laboratory-Based Course

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHYS 1501Q and 1502Q, open only to Biomedical Engineering majors, others by instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Undergraduate laboratory course that covers the fundamental optical sensing principles of devices used in medicine and research. Topics include laser beam manipulation and forming, optical fibers and photodetectors, polarizers and polarimetry, molecular sensing, pressure mapping via FTIR, blood oxygen concentration (Pulse Oximetry), interferometric-based imaging systems and photo spectrometry. The course is designed for students’ who seek to acquire skills in handling and working with optical components.