95.538 Physical Optics and Waves

Physical Optics and Waves

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8591
Status Active

Wave nature of light, mathematics of wave motion, electro-magnetic theory of light propagation, reflection and refraction, Fresnel coefficients, polarization, interference, Young's experiment, fringe visibility and coherence, various interferometers, Newton's rings and applications, Fraunhofer diffraction by single and multiple apertures and diffraction gratings, Fresnel diffraction.