## 2.71 Optics

MIT OCW - 2.71 Optics (Spring 2009). This consists of 26 video lectures given by Prof. George Barbastathis, Prof. Colin Sheppard, and Dr. Se Baek Oh. This course provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product. Analytical and numerical tools used in optical design are emphasized.
(from ocw.mit.edu)

 Course organization; introduction to optics

 Lecture 01 - Course organization; introduction to optics Lecture 02 - Reflection and refraction; prisms, waveguides, and dispersion Lecture 03 - Focusing, imaging, and the paraxial approximation Lecture 04 - Sign conventions; thin lenses; real and virtual images Lecture 05 - Thick lenses; the composite lens; the eye Lecture 06 - Terms: apertures, stops, pupils, and windows; single-lens camera Lecture 07 - Basics of mirrors, magnifiers, and microscopes Lecture 08 - Telescopes; aberrations: chromatic, spherical, and coma Lecture 09 - More aberrations; optical design; GRadient INdex (GRIN) Lecture 10 - Lecture Lecture 11 - The Hamiltonian formulation; introduction to waves Lecture 12 - The wave equation; phasor representation; 3D waves Lecture 13 - 3D wave phenomena; introduction to electromagnetics Lecture 14 - Maxwell's equations; polarization; Poynting's vector Lecture 15 - Huygens principle; interferometers; Fresnel diffraction Lecture 16 - Gratings: amplitude and phase, sinusoidal and binary Lecture 17 - Fraunhofer diffraction; Fourier transforms and theorems Lecture 18 - Spatial filtering; lens transfer functions & transforms Lecture 19 - The 4F system; binary amplitude & pupil masks Lecture 20 - Shift invariance; pupil engineering; the Talbot effect Lecture 21 - Lecture Lecture 22 - Coherent and incoherent imaging Lecture 23 - Imaging with a single lens Lecture 24 - Lecture Lecture 25 - Resolution; defocused optical systems Lecture 26 - Depth of focus and field; polarization; wave plates

 References 2.71 Optics (Spring 2009) Instructors: Prof. George Barbastathis, et al.. Assignments and Solutions. Exams and Solutions. This course provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications.