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.
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 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 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
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.