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
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%
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 104 or ELE 351..
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