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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

PHYS 47 Optics

This course covers geometrical, physical, and modern optics topics including the propagation, reflection, dispersion, and refraction of radiant energy; polarization, interference, and diffraction in optical systems; the basics of coherence theory, lasers, quantum optics, and holography. Applications of optical and laser science will be discussed. Lectures and laboratory work.





PHYS 14 or PHYS 16 and MATH 13, or permission.

Degree Requirement Attributes


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  • Fall