Sep 21, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 473 - Optics

3 cr.

(Prerequisites: PHYS 270/PHYS 270L , MATH 341  or PHYS 350 )

An introduction to the principles of geometrical, physical and quantum optics.  Topics to be covered include ray and wave optics, superposition, diffraction, interference, polarization, Fourier methods, and coherence theory.  Practical devices such as photo detectors and light sources will also be discussed. Three hours lecture.