2.71 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate, Graduate


Lecture Slides

1 Course Organization; Introduction to Optics (PDF - 1.9MB)
2 Reflection and Refraction; Prisms, Waveguides, and Dispersion (PDF - 1.4MB)
3 Focusing, Imaging, and the Paraxial Approximation (PDF - 1.3MB)
4 Sign Conventions; Thin Lenses; Real and Virtual Images (PDF - 1.5MB)
5 Thick Lenses; The Composite Lens; The Eye (PDF - 1.7MB)
6 Terms: Apertures, Stops, Pupils, and Windows; Single-lens Camera (PDF)
7 Basics of Mirrors, Magnifiers, and Microscopes (PDF - 1.2MB)
8 Telescopes; Aberrations: Chromatic, Spherical, and Coma (PDF - 1.3MB)
9 More Aberrations; Optical Design; GRadient INdex (GRIN) (PDF - 1.8MB)
11 The Hamiltonian Formulation; Introduction to Waves (PDF)
12 The Wave Equation; Phasor Representation; 3D Waves (PDF - 2.0MB)
13 3D Wave Phenomena; Introduction to Electromagnetics (PDF - 2.4MB)
14 Maxwell’s Equations; Polarization; Poynting’s Vector (PDF)
15 Huygens Principle; Interferometers; Fresnel Diffraction (PDF - 2.3MB)
16 Gratings: Amplitude and Phase, Sinusoidal and Binary (PDF)
17 Fraunhofer Diffraction; Fourier Transforms and Theorems (PDF - 1.9MB)
18 Spatial Filtering; Lens Transfer Functions & Transforms (PDF)
19 The 4F System; Binary Amplitude & Pupil Masks (PDF - 2.1MB)
20 Shift Invariance; Pupil Engineering; The Talbot Effect (PDF - 3.1MB)
22 Coherent and Incoherent Imaging (PDF - 3.5MB)
23 Imaging with a Single Lens (PDF - 1.1MB)
25 Resolution; Defocused Optical Systems (PDF - 1.2MB)
26 Depth of Focus and Field; Polarization; Wave Plates (PDF - 2.8MB)

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