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

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.