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PH 481/581: PHYSICAL OPTICS

Day

Topic

Reading (Hecht)

Homework/Lab

M 1/9
W 1/11
F 1/13

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 1/18
Soln1
No Lab

M 1/16
W 1/18
F 1/20

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 1/23
Soln2
Lab 1: Lens review

M 1/23
W 1/25
F 1/27

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 1/30
Soln3
Lab 2: Fresnel Eqns

M 1/30
W 2/1
F 2/3

Interferometers
Michelson Interferometer
Thin Film Interference

9.4
9.5
9.6

HW4: 7.4, 7.6, 7.7, 7.54, 7.63 due 2/6
Soln4
Lab 3: Michelson Interferometer

M 2/6
W 2/8
F 2/10

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 2/13
Soln5
Lab 4: Fabry-Perot Interferometer

 M 2/13
W 2/15
F 2/17

Fraunhofer Diffraction
Fraunhofer Diffraction
Review

10.2
10.2

HW6: 10.2, 10.8, 10.15 due 2/24
Soln6
Lab 5: Slit Diffraction

M 2/20
W 2/22
F 2/24

Midterm
Fresnel Diffraction
Fresnel Diffraction

solns
10.3
10.3

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

M 2/27
W 3/1
F 3/3

Polarization
Polarization
Birefringence

8.1-2
8.3-4
8.5-8

HW8: 8.4, 8.8, 8.26, 8.27, extra due 3/10
Soln8
Lab 7: Polarization

 M 3/6
W 3/8
F 3/10

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 3/17
Soln9
Lab 8: Birefringence

M 3/13
W 3/15
F 3/17

Lasers
Holography
Review

13.1
13.3


Lab 9: Aberrations

W 3/22

FINAL EXAM 9:30 am

equation sheet

 


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