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Spring 2011-2012
ELE 352  

Physical Optics

Claire F. Gmachl

This course presents an introduction to wave dynamics and imaging. Topics include geometrical and Fourier optics, diffraction, microscopy, photography and holography. Modern methods to beat the diffraction limit, including near-field and computational imagining, will be discussed.

Sample reading list:
B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics
Oran K. Ersoy, Diffraction, Fourier Optics, and Imaging
Frank L. Pedrotti, Leno S. Pedrotti, Leno M. Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics
Joseph D. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly Problem sets, class presentations. 30 pages per week of reading.

Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 104 or ELE 351..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42080 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:6 Limit:30