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PHYS 402 - Light

Last offered Spring 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
LightAA36694LEC31100 - 1220 T R  276 Loomis Laboratory Offir Cohen
LightBB44817LEC41100 - 1220 T R  276 Loomis Laboratory Offir Cohen
LightBL136707LAB01300 - 1550 R  6107 Engineering Sciences Building 
LightBL236722LAB00800 - 1050 R  6107 Engineering Sciences Building 
LightBL336714LAB01300 - 1550 F  6107 Engineering Sciences Building 
LightBL468055LAB00800 - 1050 F  6107 Engineering Sciences Building