Catalogue 2012 - 2013

PHYS 301 Optics




PHYS 124 or PHYS 134 and junior standing.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide juniors (and seniors) in engineering and the sciences with a solid foundation in optics and its applications. Specific topics covered are the theory and application of geometrical optics, fiber optics, optical instrumentation, electromagnetic waves, interference, diffraction, polarization, photon theory of light, and the basic principles and applications of lasers. Laboratory activities are used throughout the course to explore and emphasize important concepts.