ECE 181:

Physical and Fourier Optics

Winter 2019, Professor Joseph Ford


Table of Contents:

  Announcements

  Instructor and Teaching Assistants

  Course Outline and Information

  Lecture and Lab Schedule

  Lab Experiments

  Homeworks


 Announcements:

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 and Teaching Assistant:

  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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Course Outline

  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%

  Syllabus

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Lecture and Lab Schedule

  Lectures:

 Tu, Th 12:30pm-1:50pm, YORK 4050A

  Labs:

 W 12-2pm; Th 3-5pm, Room B706/Jacobs


Reading materials

  The optical design of gemstones.

  Telescope Lens-Making in 17th Century.

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