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PHYS 402 - Light

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Wave kinematics; geometrical optics: basic concepts, ray-tracing and matrix formalism, Gaussian imaging by thick lenses, stops, apertures, and intensity relations; interference; interference spectroscopy and coherence; diffraction: Fresnel-Kirchhoff formulation, Fraunhofer case, Fresnel case, and holography; polarized light. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. (3 hours without lab). Prerequisite: PHYS 214 and PHYS 435 or ECE 329.
TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
LightAA33052LEC31100 - 1220 M W  222 Loomis Laboratory Offir Cohen
LightBB47625LEC41100 - 1220 M W  222 Loomis Laboratory Offir Cohen
LightBL132781LAB00900 - 1150 T  6107 Engineering Sciences Building 
LightBL232782LAB01400 - 1650 W  6107 Engineering Sciences Building 
LightBL370731LAB01400 - 1650 R  6107 Engineering Sciences Building