For from the greatness and beauty of created things their original Author by analogy is seen.   Wisdom 13:5

PHYS 415
Optics
Fall 2016

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The objective of this course is to understand the physics of optics and how knowledge of optics has advanced physics and applications.

Topics include: Electromagnetic waves, reflection, refraction, geometric optics, phasors, polarization, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics, magnetic resonance imaging, lasers and fiber optics.

 
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After taking this course you will be able to;

  • Use matrix methods to describe ray propagation.
  • Understand optical imaging.
  • Use Fourier methods to describe time and frequency characteristics of light.
  • Understand polarization.
  • Describe the effect of diffraction on images.
  • Design optical filters.
  • Explain how magnetic resonance imaging works.
  • Use phasor methods to describe standing waves.
  • Explain the influence of optics on laser characteristics.
  • Understand spatial frequencies and Fourier optics.