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Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2015

OSE5115 - Interference, Diffraction and Coherence

Interference of light, optical interferometry, Fraunhofer and Fresnel scalar diffraction, diffraction gratings, temporal coherence, spatial coherence, and partial coherence. (As of Fall 2009, this course replaced OSE5115)

Prerequisite

  • Graduate standing or consent of instructor

Textbooks:

  • B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, “Fundamentals of Photonics”
  • J. W. Goodman, “Introduction to Fourier Optics”
  • A. Papoulis, “Systems and Transforms with Applications in Optics”
  • G. O. Reynolds, J. B. Develis, G. B. Parrent, B. Thompson, “The New Physical Optics Notebook: Tutorials in Fourier Optics”
  • J. W. Goodman, “Statistical Optics”
  • J. D. Gaskill, “Linear Systems, Fourier Transforms, and Optics”

Syllabus:

  1. Review of the Fourier transform
  2. Review of electromagnetic, wave propagation, and the plane-wave angular spectrum
  3. Two-beam interference: Mach-Zehnder interferometer, Michelson interferometer, Sagnac interferometer
  4. Double slit-interference
  5. Multiple-beam interference
  6. Rayleigh-Sommerfield diffraction
  7. Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction
  8. Introduction to Fourier optics
  9. Diffraction limited optical imaging
  10. Diffraction Gratings
  11. Introduction to coherence theory
  12. Second-order spatial and temporal coherence
  13. Effect of coherence on optical imaging
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