Oscillators: simple harmonic, physical, damped driven, and coupled.
Continua: the wave equation, standing waves, traveling waves, dispersion, reflection, and transmission.
Electromagnetic Waves: plane waves, Fresnel Equations, polarization, and coherence.
Geometrical Optics: Huygens-Fresnel principle, Fermat’s principle, and imaging systems.
Physical Optics: interference and diffraction.
Quantum Optics: photons and wave-particle duality.
Lectures M W F 9:00 AM
Help session Tu 2:00-5:00 PM
Homework (40%) Weekly problem sets
Term exam (30%)
Final exam (30%)
Text: French, Vibrations and Waves; Pedrotti, Pedrotti, and Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics
All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.