The main goal of this note is to introduce engineers to the characteristics
of light that can be used to accomplish a variety of engineering tasks
especially in mechanical analysis at macro and micro scales. Topics covered
includes: Geometric Optics and Electromagnetic wave Theory Introduction to Light
sources and photodetectors Geometric Moire: In-plane displacement measurement
and out of plane displacement measurement, Geometric Moire, Moire Interferometry:
Interference and Diffraction, Grating fabrication, Moire Interferometry:
Holographic and Laser Speckle, Interferometry, Photoelasticity: theory,
techniques and Multilayer structure: waveguide, filters, Introduction to fiber
optic and waveguide delivery and detection, Periodic structure sensors.
This book covers the
following topics: Waves and Photons, The Physics of Waves,The Huygens-Fresnel
Principle, Diffraction, Maxwell's Equations, Polarisation, Fermats Principle,
Spherical Lenses and Mirrors, Crystal Symmetry and Optical Instruments.
This note describes the following topics: Linear systems and the
Fourier transform in optics, Properties of Light, Geometrical Optics, Wave
Optics, Fourier Optics, Spatial and Temporal Field Correlations, Low-coherence
Interferometry, Optical Coherence Tomography, Polarization, Waveplates,
Electro-optics and Acousto-optics.
Rapid development of optoelectronic devices and laser techniques poses
an important task of creating and studying, from one side, the structures
capable of effectively converting, modulating, and recording optical data in a
wide range of radiation energy densities and frequencies, from another side, the
new schemes and approaches capable to activate and simulate the modern features.
Topics covered includes: Stimulated Raman Scattering in Quantum Dots and
Nanocomposite Silicon Based Materials, Reflection and Transmission of a Plane
TE-Wave at a Lossy, Saturating, Nonlinear Dielectric Film, Nonlinear
Ellipsometry by Second Harmonic Generation, Stimulated Raman Scattering in
Quantum Dots and Nanocomposite Silicon Based Materials, Nonlinear Ellipsometry
by Second Harmonic Generation, Donor-Acceptor Conjugated Polymers and Their
Nanocomposites for Photonic Applications.
This book covers the following
topics: Scaling and estimation, Velocity and relative motion, Acceleration and
free fall, Force and motion, Analysis of forces, Newton's laws in three
dimensions, Vectors, Vectors and motion, Circular motion, Gravity, Conservation
of energy, Simplifying the energy zoo, Work: the transfer of mechanical energy,
Conservation of momentum, Conservation of angular momentum, Thermodynamics,
Vibrations, Resonance, Free waves, Electricity and circuits, non mechanical
universe, relativity and magnetism, Electromagnetism, General relativity, The
ray model of light, Images by reflection, Images, quantitatively, Refraction,
Wave optics and Rules of randomness.
This note covers the
following topics: elementary electromagnetic waves, maxwells equations, the
material equations and boundary conditions, Poynting's vector and the energy
law, the wave equation and the speed of light, scalar waves, pulse propagation
in a dispersive medium, general electromagnetic plane wave, harmonic
electromagnetic waves of arbitrary form time averages, harmonic electromagnetic
plane wave polarisation, reflection and refraction of a plane wave.
This curriculum was originally developed for a
senior-level optics course in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham
Young University. Topics are addressed froma physics perspective and include the
propagation of light in matter, reflection and transmission at boundaries,
polarization effects, dispersion, coherence, ray optics and imaging,
diffraction, and the quantumnature of light. Students using this book should be
familiar with differentiation, integration, and standard trigonometric and
This note covers the following topics: light
basics, wavelength and frequency, reflection, refraction, dispersion, lenses and
mirrors, spherical lens or mirror, concave VS convex, focal point, focal length,
spherical aberration in lenses, reducing spherical aberration in lenses
interactive, the lens doublet corrects spherical aberration, parabolic shape
eliminates spherical aberration, correcting spherical aberration in mirrors,
chromatic aberration: a problem of lenses, the lens doublet corrects chromatic
aberration, atmospheric absorption of light, why stars twinkle: atmospheric
distortion of light, light pollution.
This note covers the following topics:
Introduction to nonlinear optics, The nonlinear susceptibilities and their
symmetries, Quasi-monochromatic fields and the degeneracy factor in nonlinear
optics, Quantum mechanics : Formulation of linear optical interactions,
Formulation of nonlinear optical interactions, Linking the microcscopic to the
macroscopi and Spatial symmetries in nonlinear optics, The nonlinear
electromagnetic wave equation.