Prerequisites: Optics, E&M or Graduate Students
None required. All required reading selections will be posted on the web.
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)
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.
Exam 1 40%
Exam 2 45%