SES # | TOPICS | IMPORTANT DATES |
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1 | Nature of Light | |

2 | Geometrical Optics | Problem Set 1 Posted |

3 | Optical Instrumentation, Magnifier Lens, Microscopes, Telescopes | |

4 | Matrix Methods in Paraxial Optics | Problem Set 1 Due |

5 | Apertures and Stops | Problem Set 2 Posted |

6 | Gradient Index Lenses, Hamiltonian Optics | |

7 | Review of Geometrical Optics | Problem Set 2 Due |

8 | Quiz 1 | |

9 | Electromagnetic Wave Equations | |

10 | Eikonal Equations, Gradient Index Lenses, Hamiltonian Optics | |

11 | Superposition of Waves, Interference, Optical Interferometry | Problem Set 3 Posted (optional) |

12 | Spatial Fourier Transforms | |

13 | Math Tutorial on Spatial Fourier Transforms |
Problem Set 3 Due (optional), Problem Set 4 Posted |

14 | Fraunhofer Diffraction | Problem Set 5 Posted |

15 | Diffraction Gratings | Problem Set 4 Due |

16 | Fresnel Diffraction and Examples | Problem Set 6 Posted |

17 | Examples of Coherent Spatial Filtering | Problem Set 5 Due |

18 | Optical Imaging Systems with Spatially Incoherent Engineering Illumination, Resolution in Optical Systems, Pupil | |

19 | Field Trip to Center for Astrophysics | Problem Set 6 Due |

20 | Fresnel Diffraction, Depth of Field and Depth of Focus, Holography | Quiz 2 (Take Home) Posted |

21 | Gaussian Beams, Principles of Lasers | |

22 | Vector Properties of Electromagnetic Fields: Polarization, Waveplates; Birefringence | Quiz 2 (Take Home) Due |

23 | Project Presentations | |

24 | Project Presentations (cont.) | |

25 | Review of Scalar and Vector Wave Optics, Outlook |

## Calendar

## Course Info

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##### As Taught In

Spring
2014

##### Level

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##### Learning Resource Types

*assignment_turned_in*Problem Sets with Solutions

*grading*Exams with Solutions

*notes*Lecture Notes