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Classical Optics (Notes Download)

Prerequisites: Optics, E&M or Graduate Students

Credits: 4


None required. All required reading selections will be posted on the web.

Supplementary References:

R. Guenther, Modern Optics (Wiley)

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Cambridge, 7th edition)

G. Booker, Modern Classical Optics (Oxford)

E. Hecht, Optics (Addison Wesley, 2nd edition)

Course Objectives:

This course will introduce classical optics from first principles at a first-year graduate level. The theory of electromagnetic, geometric, and physical optics is systematically presented, and forms the base for further study in guided wave optics, electro- and acoustic-optics, nonlinear optics, lasers, and quantum optics.


Homework 15%

Exam 1 40%

Exam 2 45%

Ultrafast Optics

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