Modern Optics Podcast

Recorded class lectures from Peter Beyersdorf's Physics 158 (Modern Optics) class at San Jose State University from the Spring of 2008. Recordings will be added twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/beyersdorf/
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Recorded class lectures from Peter Beyersdorf's Physics 158 (Modern Optics) class at San Jose State University from the Spring of 2008. Recordings will be added twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2008-05-06 23:16
last episode published
2008-05-06 23:12
publication frequency
5.58 days
Contributors
Peter Beyersdorf author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
22
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
6.05.2008

Modulators

We look at the behavior of electrooptic devices as amplitude and phase modulators.
Peter Beyersdorf author
1.05.2008

Birefringence

We look at birefringence in crystals and discuss optical activity and the Faraday effect.
Peter Beyersdorf author
24.04.2008

Polarization of light

We look at the vectorial nature of light and describe polarization in terms of Jones vectors
Peter Beyersdorf author
15.04.2008

Diffraction from Double Slits

Diffraction from a double slit is discussed. The convolution theorem is presented and the grating equation is derived. (incomplete)
Peter Beyersdorf author
10.04.2008

More Diffraction

We look at the relationship between far-field (Fraunhofer) diffraction and the Fourier transform, and explore the diffraction pattern of a uniformly illuminated circular aperture, which leads to the Rayleigh criterion for resolution in an optical syste...
Peter Beyersdorf author
8.04.2008

Diffraction

We look at Fraunhofer diffraction from a slit and for a Gaussian beam. We use Huygen's principle and also discuss Babinet's principle
Peter Beyersdorf author
3.04.2008

More Fiber Optics

We discuss unconventional types of fibers including photonic crystal fibers
Peter Beyersdorf author
1.04.2008

Fiber Optics

We introduce the basic principles and parameters associated with fiber optics
Peter Beyersdorf author
20.03.2008

Coherence

We introduce the coherence function and look at the relationship between coherence, bandwidth and linewidth.
Peter Beyersdorf author
18.03.2008

Fourier Analysis

Fourier Series are introduced and are generalized to the Fourier sine and cosine tansform
Peter Beyersdorf author
13.03.2008

Fabry-Perot Interferometer

We look at the transmission of a Fabry-Perot interferometer and discuss properties like the free spectral range, finesse and linewidth.
Peter Beyersdorf author
28.02.2008

Michelson Interferometer

We investigate the Michelson interferometer and the relationship between physical parameters and the interference term.
Peter Beyersdorf author
26.02.2008

Two beam interferencde

We look at the interference term present when two waves interfere and discuss the effect coherence has on fringe visibility
Peter Beyersdorf author
21.02.2008

Group and Phase velocity

We look at the difference between group velocity and phase velocity in a dispersive material and introduce the Fourier transform
Peter Beyersdorf author
19.02.2008

Superposition

We investigate the behavior of multiple waves that overlap in space and time.
Peter Beyersdorf author
14.02.2008

Wave equation

We look at Maxwell's equations and use them to find the wave equation for electromagnetic radiation. We then investigate various solutions to the wave equation.
Peter Beyersdorf author
14.02.2008

Thick Lenses

We introduce thick lenses and discuss parameters necessary to describe them. We go on to introduce ray matrices.
Peter Beyersdorf author
7.02.2008

Ray Matrices

We look at methods for solving imaging problems using ray matrices.
Peter Beyersdorf author
5.02.2008

Thin Lenses

We introduce the thin lens equation and the lens makers formula and the concept of ray tracing.
Peter Beyersdorf author
1.02.2008

Fermat's Principle and Huygen's Principle

We Introduce Huygen's principle and Fermat's principle and use them to derive Snell's law and the law of reflection.
Peter Beyersdorf author
24.01.2008

The Nature of Light

Modern Optics provides a framework for understanding and analyzing optical wave propagation, interference, polarization and diffraction effects. This framework is essential for those who will work with imaging systems, lasers, optical communication...
Peter Beyersdorf author
10.01.2008

Physics 158 Syllabus

Syllabus for Physics 158 at SJSU, Spring 2008
Peter Beyersdorf author