637 Modern Optics, 4 hr., 4 cr.
Prereq: Phys 260 or an equivalent course in Modern Physics
Coreq: Phys 625
Electromagnetic wave propagation in vacuum and in linear media including Fresnel's equations for reflection and transmission at interfaces, absorption and dispersion, guided waves in waveguides, transmission lines and optical fibers, geometric optics and imaging, matrix methods for complex optical systems, interference, diffraction, coherence, principles of laser operation, Gaussian beams, nonlinear optics, quantum theory of emission and absorption of radiation.