LEO-235 - Wave Optics

2 credits

Three major topics are studied in this course: wave optics, properties of light and matter and the optic of transformations. The majority of the course is dedicated to wave optics and the study of diffraction and interference. In dealing with the properties of light and matter, polarization and optical boundaries are discussed. The optics of transformations deals with Fourier transform spectroscopy, transfer functions, optical data processing, and holography. Laboratory exercises will closely parallel classroom discussions and should help bridge the gap between theory and practical use of the concepts expressed. Senior standing course; Honors component available.

Prerequisite(s): LEO 110 and MAT 124;

Corequisite(s): LEO 235L 

Previously known as: LEOT-420