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.
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 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.