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: 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

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 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 and Transforms
Lecture 19 - The 4F System; Binary Amplitude and 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