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Physics 528: Advanced Modern Optics (Spring 2019)

 

Syllabus

 

Lecture notes

Solutions to homework (Password protected)

Other

Chapter 8: Polarization

Chapter 9: Interference

Chapter 10: Diffraction-1

Chapter 10: Diffraction-2

Chapter 11: Fourier Optics

HW1

HW2

HW3

HW4

HW5

HW6

HW7

HW8

HW9

HW10

HW11

HW12

HW13

HW14


 

 

Course schedule

 

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

January 14

Nature of polarization-1

Read: Ch8: 1

HW1: Ch8: 6,8,9

January 16

Nature of polarization-2

Read: Ch8: 1

No homework

January 18

Birefringence-1

Read: Ch8: 2-4

HW1: Ch8: 11,18,25,27,30

No homework due

January 21

Happy Holiday!

January 23

Birefringence-2

Read: Ch8: 2-4

No homework

January 25

Scattering and polarization

Read: Ch8: 5-6

HW2: Ch8: 46,47,49,52

HW1 due

January 28

Retarders

Read: Ch8: 7-8

HW3: Ch8: 54,55,56,68,69

January 30

Optical activity and induced optical effects

Read: Ch8: 10-11

HW3: Ch8: 73,74,88

February 1

Lab visit (CH111)

No homework

HW2 due

February 4

General considerations of interference

Read: Ch9: 1-2

HW4: Ch9: 2,3

February 6

Interference of spherical waves

Read: Ch9: 1-2

No homework

February 8

Wavefront-splitting interferometers

Read: Ch9: 3

HW4: Ch9: 6,20,23,27

HW3 due

February 11

Amplitude-splitting interferometers-1

Read: Ch9: 4-5

HW5: Ch9: 35,38,41,42,44,46

February 13

Amplitude-splitting interferometers-2

Read: Ch9: 4-5

No homework

February 15

Multiple beam interferometers-1

Read: Ch9: 6

No homework

HW4 due

February 18

Multiple beam interferometers-2

Read: Ch9: 6

HW6: Ch9: 50,53,54,56

February 20

Multilayer coating

Read: Ch9: 6

HW6: Ch9: 57,59,61

February 22

Lab visit (CH111)

No homework

HW5 due

February 25

Fraunhofer diffraction: the single slit

Read: Ch10: 1-2

HW7: Ch10: 2,7,8,9

February 27

Homework Review

No homework

March 1

Exam 1

No homework

HW6 due

March 4

Double slit and many slits

Read: Ch10: 2

HW8: Ch10: 14,15,17

March 6

Rectangular aperture and circular aperture

Read: Ch10: 2

HW8: Ch10: 25,28,40

March 8

Resolution of imaging systems

Read: Ch10: 2

HW8: Ch10: 42,46,49

HW7 due

March 18

Gratings-1

Read: Ch10: 2

HW9: Ch10: 55,56,59,66,68

March 20

Gratings-2

Read: Ch10: 2

No homework

March 22

Fresnel zones-1

Read: Ch10: 3

HW9: Ch10: 69,70,71

HW8 due

March 25

Fresnel zones-2

Read: Ch10: 3

No homework

March 27

Circular apertures

Read: Ch10: 3

HW10: Ch10: 72,73,74,77,78

March 29

Fresnel zone plate

Read: Ch10: 3

HW10: Ch10: 79,80,81

HW9 due

April 1

Rectangular apertures

Read: Ch10: 3

HW11: 82,83,85;

Homework on lecture notes (optional)

April 3

Cornu spiral-1

Read: Ch10: 3

HW11:  Ch10: 91,92;

Homework on lecture notes (optional)

April 5

Cornu spiral-2

Read: Ch10:3-4

No homework

HW10 due

April 8

Kirchhoff’s scalar diffraction theory

Read: Ch10:3-4

No homework

April 10

Homework review

No homework

April 12

Exam 2

No homework

HW11 due

April 15

Fourier transform-1

Read: Ch11:1-2

HW12: Ch11: 2,3

April 17

Fourier transform-2

Read: Ch11:1-2

No homework

April 19

Dirac Delta function

Read: Ch11:2

HW12: Ch11: 4,8,10,11,12,17

No homework due

April 22

Convolution theorem-1

Read: Ch11:3

HW13: Ch11: 18,24,27,28,29,34,35

April 24

Convolution theorem-2

Read: Ch11:3

No homework

April 26

Fourier methods in diffraction theory-1

Read: Ch11:3

HW13: Ch11: 37,38,40

HW12 due

April 29

Fourier methods in diffraction theory-2

Read: Ch11:3

May 1

Spectra and correlation

Read: Ch11:3

HW14: Ch11: 39, 49,50

May 3

Lab visit (CH111)

No homework

HW13 due

May 8

Final exam

10:00 – 11:50 am

HW14 due