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Schedule

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Week Date Lecture Reading Lab Homework
1
Monday
1/15/2018
       
Tuesday
1/16/2018
Geometric Optics, Fermat's Principle Hecht 4.3-4.5  
Wednesday
1/17/2018
   
Thursday
1/18/2018
 Thin Lenses  Hecht 5.1-5.2  no lab  

HW #1

Friday
1/19/2018
     no lab  
1
Monday
1/22/2018
       
Tuesday
1/23/2018
Extended images. Magnification. Hecht 5.2-5.4  
Wednesday
1/24/2018
   
Thursday
1/25/2018
 Multi-Lens Systems; the Compound Microscope  Hecht 5.7  Lab choice: Aberrations or Telescope  

HW #2

Friday
1/26/2018
     Lab choice: Aberrations or Telescope  
1
Monday
1/29/2018
       
Tuesday
1/30/2018
Matrix Method Hecht 6.1-6.3  
Wednesday
1/31/2018
   
Thursday
2/1/2018
  Wave Equation, Superposition, Spherical Waves  Hecht 2.1-2.8  Lab choice: Aberrations or Telescope  

HW #3

Friday
2/2/2018
     Lab choice: Aberrations or Telescope  
1
Monday
2/5/2018
       
Tuesday
2/6/2018
Electro-Magnetic Waves Hecht 3.1-3.2  
Wednesday
2/7/2018
   
Thursday
2/8/2018
  Energy and Momentum  Hecht 3.3  Lab choice  

HW#4

Friday
2/9/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
2/12/2018
       
Tuesday
2/13/2018
Radiation of EM waves Hecht 3.4  
Wednesday
2/14/2018
   
Thursday
2/15/2018
 Light in Matter  Hecht 3.5  Lab choice  

HW#5

Friday
2/16/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
2/19/2018
       
Tuesday
2/20/2018
Light Scattering Hecht 4.1, 4.2, 4.6  
Wednesday
2/21/2018
   
Thursday
2/22/2018
 Fresnel formulas  Hecht 4.6, 4.7  Lab choice  

HW#6

Friday
2/23/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
2/26/2018
       
Tuesday
2/27/2018
Fourier Analysis; Wave Packets Hecht 7.1-7.4  
Wednesday
2/28/2018
   
Thursday
3/1/2018
 Polarization; Birefringence  Hecht 8.1-8.4  Lab choice  

HW#7

Friday
3/2/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
3/5/2018
       
Tuesday
3/6/2018
Making Polarized Light Hecht 8.4; 8.5; 8.6  
Wednesday
3/7/2018
   
Thursday
3/8/2018
 Phase Retarders, Optical Modulators, Stokes Parameters  Hecht 8.7-8.11; 8.13.1  Lab choice  

HW#8

Friday
3/9/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
3/12/2018
       
Tuesday
3/13/2018
Midterm Exam Solution Hecht  
Wednesday
3/14/2018
   
Thursday
3/15/2018
 Interferometry  Hecht 9.1-9.5  Lab choice  

HW#9

Friday
3/16/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
3/19/2018
       
Tuesday
3/20/2018
Spring Break  
Wednesday
3/21/2018
   
Thursday
3/22/2018
 Spring Break      

HW#9

Friday
3/23/2018
       
1
Monday
3/26/2018
       
Tuesday
3/27/2018
Fabry-Perot Interferometer (Multi-beam phenomena) Hecht 9.6-9.8  
Wednesday
3/28/2018
   
Thursday
3/29/2018
 No Lecture    Lab choice  

HW#10

Friday
3/30/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
4/2/2018
       
Tuesday
4/3/2018
Fraunhofer diffraction Hecht 10.1-10.2  
Wednesday
4/4/2018
   
Thursday
4/5/2018
 Fresnel diffraction  Hecht 10.3  Lab choice  

HW#11

Friday
4/6/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
4/9/2018
       
Tuesday
4/10/2018
Fourier methods diffraction Hecht 11.1-11.3  
Wednesday
4/11/2018
   
Thursday
4/12/2018
 Partial coherence  Hecht12.1-12.4  Lab choice  

HW#12

Friday
4/13/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
4/16/2018
       
Tuesday
4/17/2018
Energy quantization. Photons. Hecht 3.7; 13.1;  
Wednesday
4/18/2018
   
Thursday
4/19/2018
 Lasers  Hecht 13.1  Lab choice  

Last HW: HW#13

Friday
4/20/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
4/23/2018
       
Tuesday
4/24/2018
Nonlinear optics Hecht 13.4  
Wednesday
4/25/2018
   
Thursday
4/26/2018
 Last lecture: Holography  Hecht 13.3  Lab choice  

Friday
4/27/2018
     Lab choice  
1
Monday
4/30/2018
       
Tuesday
5/01/2018
No lecture Hecht  
Wednesday
5/02/2018
   
Thursday
5/03/2018
 Reading day  Hecht  No Lab  

Friday
5/04/2018
     No Lab  
1
Monday
05/07/2018
       
Tuesday
05/08/2018
Final exam: 8am-11am; Loomis 144 Open book exam (Hecht; lecture notes)