Physics 340 Optics Syllabus F-2012 Week Date Day Chapter Section Homework Topic 1 2-Sep M 0 Intro; Geometric Optics 4-Sep W 0 218, 262 background 6-Sep F 10 1,2,3 Geometric optics; matrix methods 2 9-Sep M 10 4,5 0 Matrix methods 11-Sep W 1 1,2 Maxwell Equations 13-Sep F 1 3,4,5 Wave Equation; Group velocity 3 16-Sep M 1 6 1 Doppler effect; Doppler broadenin 18-Sep W 2 1,2 Maxwell's equations; Poynting vect 20-Sep F 2 3,4 Polarization 4 23-Sep M 2 5 Jones vectors 25-Sep W 2 catch up and review 27-Sep F 2a Test 1 5 30-Sep M 2 6,7,8 Reflections; Brewster angle 2-Oct W 2 9,10,11 Evanescent waves; reflection matrix 4-Oct F 3 1,2 2b Superposition; Double slit 6 7-Oct M 3 3 Michelson Interferometer 9-Oct W 3 4,5,6,7 Fringe Visibility and Coherence 11-Oct F 4 1 3 Multiple beams 7 14-Oct M 4 1,2,3 Fabrey Perot and Finesse 16-Oct W 4 4 Multilayer films 18-Oct F 5 1,2 4 Frenel diffraction equation 8 21-Oct M 5 3,4 Fraunhofer diffraction 23-Oct W 5 4 catch up and review 25-Oct F 5a Test 2 9 28-Oct M 5 4,5,6 Fraunhofer, Fresnel, and Gratings 30-Oct W 5 10,11,12 More Fraunhofer, Fresnel, and Gratings 1-Nov F 5b Fourier Transforms 10 4-Nov M 6 1,2,3 optics of solids 6-Nov W 6 4,5,6 optics of solids 8-Nov F 6 6,7,8 birefraction 11 11-Nov M 6 9,10,11 birefraction 13-Nov W 6 9,10,11 reflection from metals 15-Nov F 6 catch up 12 18-Nov M 7 1,2,3 Thermal radiation - Planck's equation 20-Nov W 7 4,5,6 Wien's Law and Stefan Boltzmann Law 22-Nov F 7 catch up XX 25-Nov M 27-Nov W 29-Nov F 13 2-Dec M 8 1,2,3,4 Quantum Mechanics 4-Dec W 8 Spectroscopy 6-Dec F 8 5,6,7,8 Lasers 14 9-Dec M 9 1,2,3 Lasers 11-Dec W 9 catch up 13-Dec F catch up Finals Final - 7:30-9:30 Thursday