77693 Physical Optics

Lecturer: Dr . Yaron Broomberg 

The course's objective is teaching in an orderly fashion the subject of linear physical optics, emphasizing the notion of coherence (spatial, polarization and quantum). Some of the material covered: Maxwell's equations, plane waves, dispersion, geometric/paraxial/scalr/semi-classical/iconal approximations, geometrical optics (rays, thin lenses, mirrors, abberations, basic microscopy/telescopy), optical coherence, polarization, Fourier optics, analog signal processing, resonators, interferometry and scattering, introduction to quantum optics and non-linear quantum optics.

2nd semester