PHYS 402 - Light

Semesters Offered

LightPHYS402AA33052LEC31100 - 1220 M W  136 Loomis Laboratory Peter Abbamonte
LightPHYS402BB47625LEC41100 - 1220 M W  136 Loomis Laboratory Peter Abbamonte
LightPHYS402BL132781LAB00900 - 1150 T  6107 Engineering Sciences Building Progna Banerjee
Reuven Isaac Birnbaum
LightPHYS402BL232782LAB01400 - 1650 W  6107 Engineering Sciences Building Progna Banerjee
Xiaolan Sun
LightPHYS402BL370731LAB01400 - 1650 R  6107 Engineering Sciences Building Reuven Isaac Birnbaum
Xiaolan Sun

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: MATH 285; PHYS 102 or PHYS 214.


4 hours