Richard Jeffrey Wilkes
Coordinated lecture and laboratory treatment of topics in contemporary optics. Subjects include Fourier optics, lens systems, interferometry, laser optics, holography, polarization, crystal optics, birefringence, laser and conventional light sources, optical detectors. Prerequisite: PHYS 543 or equivalent.
For course information, please see the class website, http://courses.washington.edu/phys545/ which will be updated in early March. The preliminary syllabus posted there shows topics to be covered. There will be NO final exam during exam week. Class ends after the last lecture.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
There will be 3 UNGRADED problem sets assigned, with solution sheets posted when due.
There will be 3 mid-term exams. Grade is based on best 2 of the 3 exam scores. There will be NO final exam during exam week. Class ends after the last lecture.