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PHYC/ECE 463 Advanced Optics I

Office: Physics & Astronomy Rm. 1109 (North Wing)
Phone: 277-2080, Fax: 277-1520
e-mail:msb@unm.edu

Optics TextbookOffice Hours: Wednesdays, 2-3 pm. or by appointment.

TA Office Hours: Mondays 4-5 pm (Room 146)

Midterm Exam: Wed. Oct. 24 (closed book)

Class meeting times: Mondays, Wednesdays 17:30- 18:45 ; Physics and Astronomy, Room 5

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (April 30, 1996) ISBN-10: 0471634107 ISBN-13: 978-0471634102

Textbook: Optics (2nd edition) by Klein & Furtak

Pre-requisites: (CheckUNM Catalogfor more details).

Teaching Assistant: Zhanliang (Jim) Sunjimsun@unm.eduRoom 146, Tel: 277-1868

Assignments: Homework problem sets will be assigned on a regular basis throughout the semester..

Tests: There will be one midterm exam and a final exam.

Check the UNM'sOffice of Registrarfor possible changes in the Final exam schedule

Last day to drop the courses without a grade is TBA.

For other deadlines see:Fall 07 Deadline Dates

Tentative Grading (subject to change):

The final grade is weighted as follows:

  • Midterm Exam: 35%
  • Final Exam: 35%
  • Homework: 30%

Course Syllabus

1- Introduction

  • electromagnetic theory, Maxwell's equations
  • modern developments (relativistic optics, quantum optics)

2- Optics of Planar Interfaces

  • Maxwell's equations in matter
  • reflection and transmission (Fresnel's Laws)
  • prism optics
  • dielectric waveguides

3- Geometrical Optics

  • ray tracing
  • imaging (spherical and spherical surfaces, thin lenses, mirrors,..)
  • paraxial optics
  • matrix method
  • thick lenses
  • examples of optical systems (human eye, telescopes, microscopes, ...)
  • aberration

5- Interference

  • two-beam and multi-beam interference
  • interferometers, applications

6- Polarization

  • states of polarization
  • polarizers, waveplates
  • matrix techniques
  • crystal optics, tensor properties

7- Diffraction (introductory)

Homework

  • Pick up your graded homework (one-week after the due date) from its marked folder placed in the front office.
  • The solution will be posted online and a copy will be also placed in a folder in the front office.

Assignments

#Due DateSourceSolutionReading Assignments
1Wed. Aug. 29PDF

All Chapter 1, 2.1, 2.2

2Wed. Sept. 5PDF

2.3, 2.4

3Wed. Sept. 12PDF

2.3,2.4

4Wed. Sept. 19PDF

3.1-3.5

5Wed. Sept. 26PDF

3.1-3.5

6Wed. Oct. 3PDF

4.1

7Wed. Oct. 10PDF

4.2, 4.3

8Wed. Oct. 17PDF

5.1-5.2

Exam-I CribSheet

Exam-I- Solution

9Wed. Nov. 7PDF

5.3-5.5
10Wed. Nov. 14PDFAll Chapter 5
11Wed. Nov. 28PDFWaveguides
Final Exam-I CribSheetFinal Exam-I CribSheet

TA Office Hours: Mondays 4-5 pm (Room 146)

Midterm Exam: Wed. Oct. 24 (closed book)

Final Exam: Wed. Dec. 12, 5:30-7:30 (closed book)

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