Modern Optics

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Fall 2005
Modern Optics
Goals of the course
The course supplies an overview of a large variety of optical phenomena and principle and
gives a comprehensive introduction into the background knowledge required to take part in
the optical revolution. We will cover basic geometric optics, analytical ray-tracing, polarization, interference and diffraction as well as crystal optics. Modern applications that are discussed include dielectric mirrors, waveguides, fibers and optical modulators, In term papers
the student will apply the basic knowledge to a state-of-the-art
Instructor:
Volkmar Dierolf
Phone:
E-Mail:
AIM:
610-758-3915
[email protected]
mihovolk1
Location and Time:
TH 2:35-3:50pm
LL
512
Lectures
TBA
LL211 Homework Discussion
Required textbook:
Hecht Optics, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc
QC355.2.H42, ISBN 0-201-83887-7
Additional material
Lecture Notes are posted on my WebSite
(http://www.lehigh.edu/~vod2/Teaching2/teaching2.html) . They do not replace the textbook
and active participation in class but rather are designed to make life easier for you. You are
still expected to take notes during class, because the notes give only the skeleton of the covered material.
Several topics requires additional reading in books other then Hecht. These can be loaned
for short periods from the instructors.
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Homework
Homework will be handed out every week and will be discussed in a special homework section. The purpose of the homework is to give you practice in solving problem and to reflect
on the material covered in the lecture. The solution to the assignments will be discussed in
the discussion section that will meet once every week. The grades for homework will be
determined by the active participation in this section. Alternatively, students can hand in
their homework. In the session one student will present the solution on the board which
will be corrected, improved, or completed by the rest of the group. To obtain full credit for
homework you have to indicate that you solved 80% of the problems and present solutions
to at least 6 problems or parts on the board.
Termpapers
At the end of the semester each student has to prepare a term-paper on a current topic in
optics. Examples of topics are:
• Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
• Interferometry:
• Optical Heterodyn-Interferometer
• The Hubble Space telescope:
• Spectroscopic Techniques in Astron
• Fiber Optical Sensors
• Optical storage
• Optical computing
• Optical Phase Conjugation
• Tunable lasers
• Pulsed lasers:Trapping of a single atom by a photon
• Optical Gyroscopes
• Photonic Crystals:
• Optical Tweezers:
• Wavefront shaping:
• Adaptive optics
The term papers will be presented in class as a 15min presentation and hand-out has to be
giv en to the other students. In the final one of the question will be picked from the termpapers.
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Grades
The final grades are computed as follows:
Homework:
20%
Termpaper:
20%
Midterm
20%
Final
20%
Approximate Grade Level: A >85%
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B: >70%C: >50%
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Schedule
1.
Introduction Week
1
2.
The nature of light
Week
1
3.
Wave motion
Week
2
4.
Electromagnetic theory
Week
2
5.
Basic ideas of Quantum electrodynamics and photons
Week
3
6.
Detection and Creation of light
Week
3
7.
Propagation of light Week
4
8.
Geometrical Optics
Week
5-6
9.
Optical Systems
Week
6-7
10. Analytical ray tracing Week
7
11. Superposition of light Week
8
12. Polarization Week
8-9
13. Crystal optics
Week
9-10
14. Interference Week 10-11
15. Diffraction Week
11
16. Fourier optics
Week
12
17. Coherence
Week
12
18. Laser
Week
12
19. Holography Week
13
20. Elements of optical communication
Week
13
21. Nonlinear Optics
Week
14
22. Quantum optical applications Week
14
The topics (19-22) are examples of topics which are currently very popular within the field of optics.
They will partially covered in term papers. If you have other special interest, we can make changes to
the schedule and discuss other topics. Please let me know ahead of time so that I can coordinate
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