ECE 181:

Physical and Fourier Optics

Spring 2017, Professor Joseph Ford

Instructor and Teaching Assistants

Course Outline and Information

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**Instructor:**

Prof. Joseph Ford

Office: Jacobs Hall (EBU1), Room 3405

Email: jeford@ucsd.edu

** Teaching Assistants:**

Sonika Obheroi

Email: sobheroi@eng.ucsd.edu

** Lab Engineer:**

Peter Ilinykh

Lab phone: (858) 534-4819

Email: pilinykh@ucsd.edu

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**Content:**

Introduction: Ray optics

Simple thin-lens imaging

Multi-lens imaging

Wave optics

Diffraction and interference

Light propagation through isotropic media

Scalar diffraction theory

Fourier Optics

Advanced imaging systems

Laser optics

**Textbooks:**

Primary: Fundamentals of Photonics, B.E.A. Saleh and M. C. Teich - 2nd edition, Chapters 1-4.

Supplemental: Optics, Eugene Hecht, 4th Edition, 2002.

**Course Grading:**

Homeworks... 20%

Labs.............. 20%

Midterm (6th week during the lecture time)... 25%

Final Exam (Monday June 12, 3:00 - 6:00 pm)... 35%

** Lectures:**

Tu, Th 3:30pm-4:50pm, YORK 4050A

** Labs: Jacobs Hall (EBU1), Room B706**

Tu, 1-3pm

W, 9:30-11:30am

W, 12-2pm

Th, 1-3pm

The optical design of gemstones.

Telescope Lens-Making in 17th Century.

Link to Lens imaging interactive tool.

Refractive index of cubic zirconia.

Optical ray tracer application: http://www.arachnoid.com/OpticalRayTracer/index.html

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**Laboratory
Precautions and Regulations.

** **Experiment
#1: Imaging Properties of a Simple Lens

** **Experiment
#2: Introduction to ZEMAX - optical ray tracing software.

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Experiment #3:Interferometers.

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Assigned Thursdays, due following Thursday in class unless otherwise stated.

** **Homework 2. Due Tuesday April 25th.

** **Homework 4. - Due Thursday, 5/11