2.71 Optics
2.71 Optics (Spring 2009, MIT OCW). Instructors: 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: raytracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference,
waveguiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, spacebandwidth product. Analytical and numerical tools used in optical design are emphasized.
(from ocw.mit.edu)
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; singlelens 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 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 22  Coherent and incoherent imaging 
Lecture 23  Imaging with a single lens 
Lecture 24 
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.
