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Physics 428: Applied Optics (Fall 2018)

 

Syllabus

 

Lecture Notes

Solutions to Homework (Password-protected)

Lab Manuals

Other

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

HW1

HW2

HW3

HW4

HW5

HW6

HW7

HW8

HW9

HW10

HW11

HW12

HW13

HW14

HW15

Cover

Contents

Lab Report Guidelines

Optics Lab Safety

Lab 1. Speed of Light

Lab 2. Refraction and Reflection

Lab 3. Laser Beam Manipulation

Lab 4. Dispersion

Lab 5. Spherical Mirrors and Lenses

Lab 6. Interference

Lab 7. Michelson Interferometer

Lab 8. Holography

Lab 9. Polarization

Record of Answering In-class Questions


 

 

Course schedule

 

Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

August 20

Harmonic waves-1

Read: Ch2: 1-3

HW1: Ch2: 5,9,17,22,24,36,41,42

August 22

Harmonic waves-2

Read: Ch2: 1-3

No homework

August 23

No lab

August 24

Addition of waves

Read: Ch2: 4-7

No homework

No homework due

August 27

Spherical waves

Read: Ch2: 8-10

HW2: Ch2: 49,54

August 29

Electromagnetic waves-1

Read: Ch3: 1-2

HW2: Ch3: 1,3,4,8,12

August 30

No lab

August 31

Electromagnetic waves-2

Read: Ch3: 1-2

No homework

HW1 due

September 3

Happy Labor Day!

September 5

Energy and momentum

Read: Ch3: 3

HW3: Ch3: 13,14,22,24,27,35

September 6

No lab

September 7

Radiation

Read: Ch3: 4

HW3: Ch3: 46

HW2 due

September 10

Dispersion

Read: Ch3: 5-7

HW4: Ch3: 54,55,57,62,66 (Optional)

September 12

Scattering and interference-1

Read: Ch4: 1-2

HW4: Ch4: 2,4,5

September 13

Lab #1: Speed of light

Lab #2: Refraction and reflection

September 14

Scattering and interference-2

Read: Ch4: 1-2

No homework

HW3 due

September 17

Reflection and refraction

Read: Ch4: 3-4

HW5: Ch4: 6,8,15,26,27,29

September 19

Fermatís principle

Read: Ch4: 5

HW5: Ch4: 36,38

September 20

Lab #1: Speed of light

Lab #2: Refraction and reflection

September 21

Electromagnetic approach-1

Read: Ch4: 6

HW5: Ch4: 43,44,45

HW4 due

September 24

Electromagnetic approach-2

Read: Ch4: 6

No homework

September 26

Reflectance and transmittance

Read: Ch4: 6

HW6: Ch4: 49,58,62(Optional),71,78(Optional),83,85

September 27

Lab #3: Laser beam manipulation

Lab #4: Dispersion

September 28

Total internal reflection

Read: Ch4: 7

HW6: Ch4: 86,87,91

HW5 due

October 1

Lenses-1

Read: Ch5: 1-2

HW7: Ch5: 1,5,6

October 3

Homework Review

October 4

Lab #3: Laser beam manipulation

Lab #4: Dispersion

October 5

Exam 1

No homework

HW6 due

October 8

Lenses-2

Read: Ch5: 1-2

No homework

October 10

Thin lenses-1

Read: Ch5: 2

HW8: Ch5: 7,10,11,15(Optional),21

HW7 due

October 11

No lab

October 12

Fall Break

October 15

Thin lenses-2

Read: Ch5: 2

No homework

October 17

Ray diagrams

Read: Ch5: 2

HW9: Ch5: 22,32,33,42(Optional),43

October 18

Lab #5: Spherical mirrors and lenses

Lab #6: Interference

October 19

Mirrors and prisms

Read: Ch5: 3-5

HW9: Ch5: 73,81,82,85,86(Optional),88,89

HW8 due

October 22

Nature of polarization-1

Read: Ch8: 1

HW10: Ch8: 6,8,9

October 24

Nature of polarization-2

Read: Ch8: 1

No homework

October 25

Lab #5: Spherical mirrors and lenses

Lab #6: Interference

October 26

Birefringence

Read: Ch8: 2-4

HW10: Ch8: 11,18,25,27,30(Optional)

HW9 due

October 29

Scattering and polarization

Read: Ch8: 5-6

HW11: Ch8: 46,47,49,52

October 31

Retarders

Read: Ch8: 7-8

HW11: Ch8: 54,55,56,68(Optional),69

November 1

Lab #7: Michelson interferometer

November 2

Optical activity and induced optical effects

Read: Ch8: 10-11

HW11: Ch8: 73,74,88(Optional)

HW10 due

November 5

General considerations of interference

Read: Ch9: 1-2

HW12: Ch9: 2,3

November 7

Homework review

No homework

November 8

Lab #8: Holography

November 9

Exam 2

No homework

HW11 due

November 12

Interference of spherical waves

Read: Ch9: 1-2

No homework

November 14

Wavefront-splitting interferometers

Read: Ch9: 3

HW13: Ch9: 6,20,23,27(Optional)

November 15

Lab #9: Polarization

November 16

Amplitude-splitting interferometers-1

Read: Ch9: 4-5

HW13: Ch9: 35,38,41,42,44,46(Optional)

HW12 due

November 26

Amplitude-splitting interferometers-2

Read: Ch9: 4-5

No homework

November 28

Multiple beam interferometers-1

Read: Ch9: 6

HW14: Ch9: 50,53,54,56,59,61

November 29

No lab

 

November 30

Multiple beam interferometers-2

Read: Ch9: 6

No homework

HW13 due

December 3

Fraunhofer diffraction: the single slit

Read: Ch10: 1-2

HW15: Ch10: 2,7,8,9

December 5

Double slit and many slits

Read: Ch10: 2

HW15: Ch10: 14,15,17

December 6

No lab

December 7

Rectangular aperture and circular aperture

Read: Ch10: 2

HW15: Ch10: 25(Optional),28,40

HW14 due

December 10

Final exam

8:00 am-9:50 am

HW15 due