Advanced Optics I -- PHYC 463, Fall 2020

Class Syllabus

Note Room change: Conference room PAIS 1100

Last class Monday december 7

Project extended to Friday, December 11

 

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CONTENT OVERVIEW

 

I. Introduction

Introduction-1

Waves

Doppler effect

Particle-wave duality

High power

Introduction-2

cw versus short pulses

            Time domain versus spectral domain

Micromechanical forces:

                        radiation pressure, angular momentum

Introduction

Introduction -1

 
 
 
(added 8/30/2020)
 
Some more detailled derivations pulse description, Wigner function,
Added 9/5/2020.
 
 
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II. Waves

Waves

            Complex representation of the field

            Phase on reflection/transmission
            Maxwell’s equations, propagation

           Slowly varying envelope approximation
 

III. Uncertainty

Pulse time-bandwidth

            Wigner function

            Uncertainty principle

            Phase modulation-dispersion

            Introduction to solitons

 
 
 
 

IV. Geometrical optics

            Interfaces

Fermat Principle and Snell's laws

            Reflection and refraction

Reflection, curved mirrors

Reading Material: Glory, Rainbow Halo, by Howard Bryant
 
 

V. Optical matrices

 

VI. Gaussian beams

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

VII. Space-time analogy

Space-time analogy (powerpoint)

 
 
 
 

VIII. FABRY-PEROT

 
 
Fabry-Perot and Gires-Tournois   --see change in calendar
 
 
TEST 1
First test will be on Wednesday, October21, 2020,
from 1 pm until 3 pm.
It will be a similar format as the class: Hybrid.
You can choose to be in the class room,
at your home or any place of your liking.
The questions will be posted on the Web site at 1 pm.
I will be on Zooming from the class room.
The answers should be turned in at 3 pm,
by e-mail or in person.  Not by US mail
(post office will be too busy with the elections).
Material covered: Maxwell's equations, Geometric optics,
ABCD matrices, Gaussian optics.

There will be a review class on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Test 1 solutions

 

FINAL PROJECT

Project extended to Friday, December 11

See also  "SPACE-TIME PROJECT" under VII. Space-time analogy

Homeworks

 

Homework 3 - Fourier

Homework3 solutions

Homework 4 - lens

Solution: Beam expander

               the drop and planoconvex --- convex-plano

  

Homework 5 - Fresnel, prisms

Homework 5 solution

Homework 6 - Gaussian beams

Homework 6 - solution

TEST1

Homework 7