PHYS 402 - Light

Spring 2023

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
LightPHYS402AA36694LEC31100 - 1220 T R  276 Loomis Laboratory Offir Cohen
LightPHYS402BB44817LEC41100 - 1220 T R  276 Loomis Laboratory Offir Cohen
LightPHYS402BL136707LAB01300 - 1550 R  6107 Engineering Sciences Building Alan Andrew Long
Abhishek Hegade Kumbale Raveesha
LightPHYS402BL236722LAB00800 - 1050 R  6107 Engineering Sciences Building Alan Andrew Long
Jennifer Campbell
LightPHYS402BL336714LAB01300 - 1550 F  6107 Engineering Sciences Building Abhishek Hegade Kumbale Raveesha
Jennifer Campbell

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.