Instructor: Dr. Deqing Ren
Classroom and Time: LO 1124, Monday and Wednesday 5:00 pm ~ 6:15 pm.
Class Number: 17785
Web page: http://www.csun.edu/~rd436460/Optics.html
Instructor Office: LO 1124A
Phone: 8186773186
Email: ren.deqing@csun.edu
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 15:00  16:00, and by appointment
Other Optional Reference Book (In the case you want to know more about Optics) Optics (Fourth Edition) by Eugene Hecht Pearson Education, Inc. 2002 ISBN 0805385665
The course covers the textbook Chapter 2 Production and Measurement of Light, Chapter 3 Geometrical Optics, Chapter 5 Aberration Theory, Chapter 6 Optical Instrumentation, Chapter 8 Wave Equation, Chapter 10 Interference of Light, Chapter 11 Optical Interferometry, Chapter 15 Production of Polarized Light, Chapter 16 Fraunhofer Diffraction, Chapter 17 Diffraction Grating, Chapter 21 Laser Basics, Chapter 24 Fiber Optics, and Chapter 25 Fourier Optics. These parts have important applications such as for the development of optical instruments for research, commercial, as well defense industries.
To gain basic knowledge, and understand the main principles, of the modern optics and their applications to specific areas. Students will learn how to find the solutions to specific questions by applying the optical principles and equations. Students will be able to understand the principles of common optical instruments. At the end of the course, students will be able to design a specific optical system for his/her future research work.
1) Students are expected to attend class and participate by asking questions and answering questions raised by the instructors. Class attendance takes 5% of the total grade.
2) The homework assignments make up 45% of the total grade.
3) There will be one midterm exam that makes up 20% of the total grade, and one final exam worth 30% of the total grade. Mark your calendar with the exam dates. You are responsible for being there on time. If you have a religious holiday conflict, let me know during the first week of classes. During an exam you must avoid looking at the work of others.
The grade distribution will be as follows.
A 88% and higher
B 7287%
C 5571%
D 4154%
F 40% and below
We use the +/ system so in each range (no A+), the low end will be minus and the high end plus.
1) Homework will be assigned once a time each week, and will be turned in one week late brfore it is due.
2) Homework solution will be posted online below and replaced before next homework is due. Please download it and check your answers if you have any question to your answers.
Homework Solution: Chapter 10 and 11
Midterm Exam : March 16, Monday Final Exam: May 11, 5:30pm~7:30pm
Date 
Lecture On These Sections 
Comments 
Jan 21  Introduction  
21 Electromagnetic Spectrum, 22 Radiometry , 23 Photometry, 24 Blackbody Radiation 
Chapter 2 Production and Measurement of Light  
31 Huygens's Principle, 32 Fermat's Principle, 33 Principle of Reversibility, 34 Reflection in Plane Mirror, 35 Refraction Through Plane surfaces, 36 Imaging by an Optical System, 37 Reflection at a Spherical Surface, 38 Refraction at a Spherical Surface, 39 Thin Lenses 
Chapter 3 Geometrical Optics  

51 Ray and wave aberrations, 52 ThirdOrder Treatment of Refraction at a spherical Interface, 53 Spherical Aberration, 54 Coma, 55 Astigmatism and Curvature of Field, 56 Distortion, 57 Chromatic Aberration 
Chapter 5 Aberration Theory 
61 Stops, Pupils, and Windows, 63 The Camera, 64 Simple Magnifiers and Eyepieces, 65 Microscopes, 66 Telescopes  Chapter 6 Optical Instrumentation  
will be announced  Midterm Exam  
81 OneDimensional Wave Equation, 82 Harmonic Waves, 83 Complex Numbers, 84 Harmonic Waves as Complex Numbers, 84 Plane waves, 86 Spherical Waves, 87 Electromagnetic Waves, 88 Doppler Effect  Chapter 8 Wave Equation  
101 TwoBeam Interference, 102 Young's DoubleSlit Experiment, 104 Interference in Dielectric Films, 106 Newton's Rings, 107 FilmThickness Measurement by Interference  Chapter 10 Interference of Ligh  
111 The Michelson Interferometer, 112 Applications of Michelson Interferometer  Chapter 11 Optical Interferometry  
(Dependent on Time)  Chapter 15 Production of Polarized Light  
161 Diffraction from a single Slit, 162 Beam Spreading, 163 Rectangular and Circular Apertures, 164 Resolution, 165 DoubleSlit Diffraction, 166 Diffraction from many Slits  Chapter 16 Fraunhofer Diffraction  
171 The Diffraction Grating Equation, 172 Free Spectral Range of a Grating, 173 Dispersion of a Grating, 174 Resolution of a Grating, 176 Blazed Grating, 179 Grating Instruments  Chapter 17 Diffraction Grating  
(Dependent on Time)  Chapter 21 Laser Basics  
241 Applications, 242 Communications System Overview, 243 Bandwidth and Data Rate, 244 Optics of Propagation, 245 Allowed Modes, 246 Attenuation  Chapter 24 Fiber Optics  
251 Optical Data Imaging and processing, 252 FourierTransform Spectroscopy  Chapter 25 Fourier Optics  
May 6  Last Day of Instruction  
May 11, 5:30pm~7:30pm 
Final Exam 
Room LO 1124 
Find the Few Examples for the Applications of Optics