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EE 236A: Modern Optics

Geometrical optics; lens analysis and design, aberrations, optical instruments, radiometry. ray matrices. Wave nature of light; polarization, plane waves at interfaces and in media with varying refractive index, diffraction, Fourier Optics, Gaussian beams. Interference; single-beam interferometers (Fabry-Perot), multiple-beam interferometers (Michelson, Mach-Zehnder). nPrerequisites: EE 142 or familiarity with electromagnetism and plane waves.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: ; Zaman, M. (PI)

EE 347: Optical Methods in Engineering Science

Design and understanding of modern optical systems. Topics: geometrical optics; aberration theory; systems layout; applications such as microscopes, telescopes, optical processors. Computer ray tracing program as a design tool. Prerequisite: 236A or equivalent.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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