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BME 429: Advanced Physical and Applied Optics, formerly 495-0-61

Quarter Offered

Winter : T 2:00-4:50 ; Backman

Description

This course provides a rigorous introduction to the theory and applications of the state-of-the-art physical optics.

Who Takes It

First or second year graduate students in BME, Physics, and Electrical Engineering departments. Students should have completed undergraduate physics curriculum including electricity and magnetism and waves and optics, and calculus including partial differential equations, integral equations, and functions of complex variable prior to taking this course. 


Minisyllabus

  • wave optics
  • Gaussian optics
  • Fourier optics
  • light propagation in continuous and turbid media
  • light scattering
  • statistical optics
  • fiber optics

Textbook

Principles of Optics, Born and Wolfe (Cambridge University Press)
Fundamentals of Optics, Saleh and Teich (John Wiley & Sons)

Teaching methods

The course will consist of lectures, case studies and student presentations

Evaluation Methods

The course will consist of lectures, case studies and student presentations