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PHYS.5380 Physical Optics and Waves (Formerly 95.538)

Id: 008591 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


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.

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