This course covers the fundamental principles of modern physical optics and contemporary optical systems. Topics include propagation of light, polarization, coherence, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics, absorption, scattering, dispersion, and image quality analysis. Special emphasis is placed on the instrumentation and experimental techniques used in optical studies.

Course prerequisites: 

615.442 Electromagnetics or the equivalent completed or taken concurrently.

Course instructor: 
Boone

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