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 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.
This note covers the following topics: Dimensional
Analysis,Introduction and Ray Optics, Waves on a String, Maxwell's Equations,
Quantum Mechanics and Classical Fields, Plane Waves in Isotropic Media, Energy
Flux, Polarized Light, Inhomogeneous Solutions, Fresnel Reflection,
Interference, Light Propagation in Uniaxial Media, Gaussian Beams.
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: 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 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:
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.