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PHYS 4555 Optics (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to present to advanced undergraduate students a treatment of the basic principles of optics. The course will deal at length with physical optics, namely, propagation and nature of light, coherence, interference, and diffraction. A treatment of geometrical optics, including lenses and optical instruments, will follow. Finally, the course will deal with the theory of optical amplification and lasers.


Prerequisites: None

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Comments: This course is addressed to advanced undergraduate physics students.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17