In this course, the study of optics is presented from a perspective that uses the electrical engineer's background in Fourier analysis and linear systems theory. Topics include scalar diffraction theory, Fourier transforming and imaging properties of lenses, spatial frequency analysis of optical systems, spatial filtering and information processing, and holography. The class discusses applications of these concepts in non-destructive evaluation of materials and structures, remote sensing, and medical imaging.

Course prerequisites: 

An undergraduate background in Fourier analysis and linear systems theory.

Course instructor: 
Young

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