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PH 481/581: PHYSICAL OPTICS

Day

Topic

Reading (Hecht)

Homework/Lab

M 1/8
W 1/10
F 1/12

Waves
Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic waves

2.1-7
2.8-2.10, Appendix 1
3.1-7

HW1: 2.53, 3.5, 3.32, 3.55 due 1/17
Soln0     Soln1
No Lab

M 1/15
W 1/17
F 1/19

MLK day
Propagation of light
Reflection, refraction


4.1-4
4.5-6

HW2: 4.22, 4.24, 4.36, 4.38, 4.39 due 1/22
Soln2
Lab 1: Lens review

M 1/22
W 1/24
F 1/26

Fresnel equations
Wave interference
Interferometers

4.7-8
7.1-4
9.1-3

HW3: 4.63, 4.73, 4.84, 4.91, 4.92 due 1/29
Soln3
Lab 2: Fresnel Eqns

M 1/29
W 1/31
F 2/2

Interferometers
Michelson Interferometer
Thin Film Interference

9.4
9.5
9.6

HW4: 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.54, 7.63 due 2/5
Soln4
Lab 3: Michelson Interferometer

M 2/5
W 2/7
F 2/9

Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Diffraction

9.7
9.8
10.1

HW5: 9.13, 9.16, 9.18, 9.33, 9.41, 9.50 due 2/12
Soln5
Lab 4: Fabry-Perot Interferometer

 M 2/12
W 2/14
F 2/16

Fraunhofer Diffraction
Review
Midterm

10.2

solns

HW6: 10.2, 10.8, 10.15 due 2/23
Soln6
Lab 5: Slit Diffraction

M 2/19
W 2/21
F 2/23

Fraunhofer Diffraction
Fresnel Diffraction
Fresnel Diffraction

10.2
10.3
10.3

HW7: 10.22, 10.40, 10.46 due 3/2
Soln7
Lab 6: Aperture Diffraction

M 2/26
W 2/28
F 3/2

Polarization
Polarization
Birefringence

8.1-2
8.3-4
8.5-8

HW8: 8.4, 8.8, 8.26, 8.27, extra due 3/9
Soln8
Lab 7: Polarization

M 3/5
W 3/5
F 3/9

Retarders
Fourier Optics
Fourier Optics

8.9-13
11.1
11.2-3

HW9: 8.38, 8.55, 8.71, 13.45, 13.46 due 3/16
Soln9
Lab 8: Birefringence

M 3/12
W 3/14
F 3/16

Lasers
Holography
Review

13.1
13.3


Lab 9: Aberrations

T 3/20

FINAL EXAM 6:00 pm

equation sheet

 


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