Coordinated by a Faculty Advisory Board and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

The Extreme Ultraviolet and Optical Science and Technology Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies program is designed to serve individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and experience in the generation and applications of coherent extreme ultraviolet or soft x-ray light. This type of light holds great potential in applications in nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, photochemistry, material science, and biology. While, in the past, the use of coherent EUV light required a trip to a national facility, new developments in compact sources make it widely available. The objective of the program is to provide scientists or engineers many of the fundamentals required to generate or proficiently make use of this portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

This interdisciplinary studies program is inherently interdisciplinary, including lasers, optical, plasma, material, chemical and biological sciences, and engineering. With its NSF Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, a partnership with the University of Colorado and the University of California, Berkeley, CSU has unique expertise in this area.

The program is open to graduate students and professionals who hold a B.S. degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, or other scientific discipline. 

The program requires a total of fifteen credits comprising six core credits and nine electives. The six core credits are two very fundamental courses any graduate student with a background in hard sciences and engineering could master. This, coupled with the fact that graduate students in any discipline are not held to undergraduate prerequisite courses, make this interdisciplinary studies program widely accessible. Elective credits are tailored to the candidate’s interests from the major the student pursues. Within these, a course in another discipline outside the major of the candidate must be included.

Effective Fall 2008

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Core Courses
ECE 504Physical Optics3
ECE 650Extreme Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Radiation3
Elective Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Structural Biology I
Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
Structural Biology II
Advanced Chemical Analysis II
Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry: Group Theory
Quantum Chemistry: Foundations
Quantum Chemistry: Electronic Structure
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
Ultrafast Optics
Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications
Optical Interferometry and Laser Metrology
Plasma Physics and Applications
Laser Fundamentals and Devices
Linear Algebra
Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
Introduction to Lasers
Introductory Laser Laboratory
Mathematical Methods for Physics II
Electromagnetism I
Electromagnetism II
Quantum Mechanics I
Quantum Mechanics II
Program Total Credits:15