book is divided in four sections. The book presents several physical effects and
properties of materials used in lasers and electro-optics in the first chapter
and, in the three remaining chapters, applications of lasers and electro-optics
in three different areas are presented.
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.
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 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.
note covers the following topics: nature of light, features of a wave, huygens
principle, refraction, curved mirrors, ray tracing with mirrors, refraction at a
spherical interface, single lens systems, compound optical systems, propagation
of light, images, lenses, optical instruments using lenses, interference and
diffraction, small angle approximation.
This note explains the following topics: Classical Electromagnetic
Fields, Rays, Beams, Optical Resonators, Nonlinear Optics, Guided Waves in
Planar Structures, Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Semiclassical Theory,
Interaction of Radiation and Matter: Quantum Theory.
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.