PHYS 545: Contemporary Optics

Winter Quarter, 2015

Section A: PCE Reg. #143947, Section B: UW SLN 21274

T-Th, 7:00-8:50 pm
A-110 Physics-Astronomy Building (PAB)
4 credits
R. Jeffrey Wilkes,
Kenneth Young Memorial Professor of Physics
Office: B303 PAB
Phone: (206) 543-4232
e-mail: wilkes@u.washington.edu  
Mailbox: in Physics Department office (C121 PAB)

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Thick lens: cardinal points

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CLASS IS ONLINE (optionally, in-person) every Tuesday. Click on "How to connect" link below. Slides will be posted on this website in the usual place. I will open the session at 6:45pm each night. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE CONNECTING, email me, wilkes@u.washington.edu (I will check email before and shortly after the start of class).

new!  EXAM 2 will be issued March 5 and is due on March 10 - note changed dates! see syllabus link below.

See links to recorded Adobe Connect online sessions below.

Physics MS students and GNMs: register through UW Extension, use Registration #143947. To get registration forms contact Program Coordinator Chantelle Vollmer <cvollmer@PCE.UW.EDU>,  206.685.9586
Students in other UW graduate programs, or undergraduates (with permission of instructor): register through MyUW, SLN 21274.

Textbook: Pedrotti and Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics, 2007 (3rd) edition.
 
new!   EXAM 1 is available in the lecture notes directory. Due by start of class next Tuesday, Feb 3, at 7pm. Deliver in class,  email (scan your written solutions) to wilkes@uw.edu,  put your exam paper in my mailbox in C121, or mail to R. J. Wilkes, Physics box 351560, UW, Seattle 98195 (must be postmarked 2/3/15 or earlier)


After the first meeting, this will be a paperless course - no handouts. All needed materials will be posted here. Please print out and bring to class copies of lab handouts.
  1.  Course information
  2. Syllabus and calendar. Green = optional online attendance dates.
  3. How to connect to online sessions
  4. Lecture notes (will appear here before class, but possibly as late as 6:30 pm!)
  5. Lab handouts (will be posted 24 hr or more before class)
  6. Books on reserve 
  7. Suggested problem sets
  8. Programs for ray optics ; for instructions, click on 545programsREADME.html
  9. new! links to lecture recordings

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Fabry-Perot interferometer: performance vs reflectivity

 


last updated: 2/26/15

All documents linked on this page R. J. Wilkes, 2014-15.