Week |
Topic |
Chapter |

1 |
Electromagnetic Theory, Maxwell's equations, E-M waves, Energy, Momentum, Poynting vector |
2 |

2 |
Light
in dielectric materials, index of refraction, dispersion relation n(w),
Rayleigh scattering, refraction, Fermat's principle |
3 |

3 |
Theory of waves at dielectric interfaces, the Fresnel equations, |
4 |

4 |
Total internal reflection, reflectance, transmittance, Raman scattering |
4, Extra |

5 |
Geometrical optics, thin lenses |
5 |

6 |
Mirrors, fiber optics, optical systems, cameras |
5 |

7 |
Geometric optics of thick lenses, analytical ray tracing, matrix methods, multiple lenses, aberrations, GRIN systems |
6 |

8 |
Superposition of waves, beats, phasor addition, anharmonic periodic waves |
7 |

9 |
Polarization, polarizers, dichroism, birefringence, retarders, polarization by reflection, circular polarizers |
8 |

10 |
The Stokes Parameters, Jones and Mueller matrices, Optical modulation, liquid crystals |
8 |

11 |
Interference, interferometers, multiple beam approaches |
9 |

12 |
Diffraction, Fraunhofer diffraction, Fresnel Diffraction |
10 |