Optics is the scientific study of sight that deals with the behavior of light and the properties of deflection of other forms of radiation. You have to learn about the geometrical optics in order to learn topics such as ray-tracing, lens design, apertures, radiometry, and photometry.

This **[course_title]** discusses the wave optics topics such as the basic electrodynamics. You are provided with analytical and numerical tools used in optical design.

**Assessment**

This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.

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Course Credit: MIT

### Course Curriculum

Lecture 1: Course organization; introduction to optics | 01:36:00 | ||

Lecture 2: Reflection and refraction; prisms, waveguides, and dispersion | 00:48:00 | ||

Lecture 3: Focusing, imaging, and the paraxial approximation | 01:33:00 | ||

Lecture 4: Sign conventions; thin lenses; real and virtual images | 00:52:00 | ||

Lecture 5: Thick lenses; the composite lens; the eye | 01:45:00 | ||

Lecture 6: Terms: apertures, stops, pupils, and windows; single-lens camera | 00:53:00 | ||

Lecture 7: Basics of mirrors, magnifiers, and microscopes | 01:40:00 | ||

Lecture 8: Telescopes; aberrations: chromatic, spherical, and coma | 00:48:00 | ||

Lecture 9: More aberrations; optical design; GRadient INdex (GRIN) | 01:40:00 | ||

Lecture 11: The Hamiltonian formulation; introduction to waves | 01:41:00 | ||

Lecture 12: The wave equation; phasor representation; 3D waves | 01:01:00 | ||

Lecture 13: 3D wave phenomena; introduction to electromagnetics | 01:44:00 | ||

Lecture 14: Maxwell’s equations; polarization; Poynting’s vector | 00:59:00 | ||

Lecture 15: Huygens principle; interferometers; Fresnel diffraction | 01:36:00 | ||

Lecture 16: Gratings: amplitude and phase, sinusoidal and binary | 01:15:00 | ||

Lecture 17: Fraunhofer diffraction; Fourier transforms and theorems | 01:30:00 | ||

Lecture 18: Spatial filtering; lens transfer functions & transforms | 00:58:00 | ||

Lecture 19: The 4F system; binary amplitude & pupil masks | 01:45:00 | ||

Lecture 20: Shift invariance; pupil engineering; the Talbot effect | 01:57:00 | ||

Lecture 22: Coherent and incoherent imaging | 01:35:00 | ||

Lecture 23: Imaging with a single lens | 00:55:00 | ||

Lecture 25: Resolution; defocused optical systems | 00:53:00 | ||

Lecture 26: Depth of focus and field; polarization; wave plates | 01:30:00 | ||

Assessment | |||

Submit Your Assignment | 00:00:00 | ||

Certification | 00:00:00 |

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