ECE 181:

Physical and Fourier Optics

Winter 2019, Professor Joseph Ford

Instructor and Teaching Assistants

Course Outline and Information

1. Copies of or required and recommended TEXTBOOKS, Saleh and Teich and Hecht, have been placed on reserve at the main library!

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**Instructor:**

Prof. Joseph Ford

Office: Jacobs Hall (EBU1), Room 3405

Email: jeford@ucsd.edu

** Teaching Assistants:**

** 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 (Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 - 2:30pm)... 35%

** Lectures:**

Tu, Th 12:30pm-1:50pm, YORK 4050A

** Labs: **

W 12-2pm; Th 3-5pm, Room B706/Jacobs

**
**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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** **Optional Gaussian beam Homework and solution.