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PHYS 436. Advanced and Fourier Optics

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Multilayer dielectric films, Fresnel reflection and diffraction, applications of Fourier optics.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define the optical properties of multilayer films and compute reflectance and transmittance.
2. Apply physical optics to Fresnel diffraction problems.
3. Compute two-dimensional Fourier Transforms with an emphasis on imaging, convolution and autocorrelation.
4. Define and calculate the optical transfer and modulation transfer function for an optical system.

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