Modern Optics 420 - Spring 2009

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: 818-677-3186
Email: ren.deqing@csun.edu
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00, and by appointment


Textbook (Required)
Introduction to Optics (Second Edition)
by Frank L. Pedrotti and Leno S. Pedrotti
Prentice Hall 1996
ISBN 0-13-016973-0

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 0-8053-8566-5

Course Description

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.


Course Objectives

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.


COURSE REQUIREMENT AND METHOD OF EVALUATION

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.


Grading Criteria

The grade distribution will be as follows.
A 88% and higher
B 72-87%
C 55-71%
D 41-54%
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.


HOMEWORK

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


 Important Dates of Exams

Midterm Exam :   March 16, Monday                             Final Exam: May 11, 5:30pm~7:30pm


TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Date
               
Lecture On These Sections
Comments
Jan 21 Introduction  
 

2-1 Electromagnetic Spectrum, 2-2 Radiometry , 2-3 Photometry, 2-4 Blackbody Radiation

Chapter 2 Production and Measurement of Light
 

3-1 Huygens's Principle, 3-2 Fermat's Principle, 3-3 Principle of Reversibility, 3-4 Reflection in Plane Mirror, 3-5 Refraction Through Plane surfaces, 3-6 Imaging by an Optical System, 3-7 Reflection at a Spherical Surface, 3-8 Refraction at a Spherical Surface, 3-9 Thin Lenses

Chapter 3 Geometrical Optics

 

5-1 Ray and wave aberrations, 5-2 Third-Order Treatment of Refraction at a spherical Interface, 5-3 Spherical Aberration, 5-4 Coma, 5-5 Astigmatism and Curvature of Field, 5-6 Distortion, 5-7 Chromatic Aberration

Chapter 5 Aberration Theory

  6-1 Stops, Pupils, and Windows, 6-3 The Camera, 6-4 Simple Magnifiers and Eyepieces, 6-5 Microscopes, 6-6 Telescopes Chapter 6 Optical Instrumentation
will be announced Midterm Exam  
  8-1 One-Dimensional Wave Equation, 8-2 Harmonic Waves, 8-3 Complex Numbers, 8-4 Harmonic Waves as Complex Numbers, 8-4 Plane waves, 8-6 Spherical Waves, 8-7 Electromagnetic Waves, 8-8 Doppler Effect Chapter 8 Wave Equation
  10-1 Two-Beam Interference, 10-2 Young's Double-Slit Experiment, 10-4 Interference in Dielectric Films, 10-6 Newton's Rings, 10-7 Film-Thickness Measurement by Interference Chapter 10 Interference of Ligh
  11-1 The Michelson Interferometer, 11-2 Applications of Michelson Interferometer Chapter 11 Optical Interferometry
  (Dependent on Time) Chapter 15 Production of Polarized Light
  16-1 Diffraction from a single Slit, 16-2 Beam Spreading, 16-3 Rectangular and Circular Apertures, 16-4 Resolution, 16-5 Double-Slit Diffraction, 16-6 Diffraction from many Slits Chapter 16 Fraunhofer Diffraction
  17-1 The Diffraction Grating Equation, 17-2 Free Spectral Range of a Grating, 17-3 Dispersion of a Grating, 17-4 Resolution of a Grating, 17-6 Blazed Grating, 17-9 Grating Instruments Chapter 17 Diffraction Grating
  (Dependent on Time) Chapter 21 Laser Basics
  24-1 Applications, 24-2 Communications System Overview, 24-3 Bandwidth and Data Rate, 24-4 Optics of Propagation, 24-5 Allowed Modes, 24-6 Attenuation Chapter 24 Fiber Optics
  25-1 Optical Data Imaging and processing, 25-2 Fourier-Transform 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

§http://www.keckobservatory.org/instrumentation.php
§ http://hubblesite.org/the_telescope/
§ http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/TPF/tpf_index.cfm
§ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
§ http://www.imagine-eyes.com/content/view/27/54/
§ http://zygo.com
§ http://www.fibersystems.com/
§ http://www.us.schott.com/fiberoptics/english/products/index.html
§ www.jenoptik-ir.com

Sime Optical Companies Where You Can Buy Optical Components

Edmund Optics

Thorlabs

Newport Corporation

Mells Griot

OptoSigma

Linos