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INTRODUCTION TO OPTICS & PHOTONICS

 

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Course Topics

Topic 0 -- Course Introduction

Topic 1 -- Optical Waves

Topic 2 -- Scatting at an Interface

Topic 3 -- Beam Optics

Topic 4 -- Fourier Optics

Topic 5 -- Geometric Optics

Summaries

Apologizies for the unrefined formatting and errors present in these summaries. They were resurrected from VERY old documents!

Topic Wide Fundementals Gaussian Optics
  • (PDF) Cardinal Points
  • (PDF) Gaussian Framework
  • (PDF) Association of Two Gaussian Systems
Optical Systems Aberrations
  • (PDF) Parameter Definitions
  • (PDF) Wavefront Aberration Function Coefficients
  • (PDF) Lower-Order Aberrations
  • (PDF) First-Order Chromatic Aberrations
  • First-Order Aberrations
    • (PDF) Longitudional Focal Shift (Defocus)
    • (PDF) Transverse Focal Shift (Tilt)
  • Third-Order Aberrations
    • (PDF) Spherical Aberration (SA)
    • (PDF) Comatic Aberration (Coma)
    • (PDF) Astigmatic Aberration (Astigmatism)
    • (PDF) Field Curvature (FC)
    • (PDF) Distortion
  • (PDF) Stigmatic Surfaces
  • (PDF) Eccentricity
Topic 6 -- Light Sources

Topic 7 -- Optical Waveguides

Topic 8 -- Diffraction Gratings

Topic 9 -- Advanced Topics

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