95.338 Optics and Waves

Optics and Waves

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8557
Status Active

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

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 95.144 Physics II with a 'C-' or better.