305: Modern Optics The instructor for Modern Optics (Fall 2013) is Professor Larry Zamick zamick@physics.rutgers.edu Serin Physics Building Room 215W 732 445 5500 ext 3874 If you are registered for this course, please visit the Sakai website at http://sakai.rutgers.edu for online course information. fall2013:01:750:305. TEXT J. Hecht Modern Optics 4th edition Other useful book G. Fowles Introduction to Modern Optics 2cnd edition. Other books on reserve in the SERC library. PREREQUISITES It is assumed that you have had at least one year of college physics, such as General Physics 203-204 or Analytical Physics 227-228. You should be familiar with Newton's Laws, electric and magnetic fields and Maxwell"s equations (at least in integral form), elementary quantum mechanics and atomic structure, and the properties of a harmonic oscillator. It is also assumed that you have had at least 3 semesters of calculus and know, for example, how to differentiate and integrate (multivariable) trigonometric and exponential functions, and know about partial derivatives. CLASSROOM Room 217 SERC Monday 2 and Thursday 2 (10:20 A.M. to 11:40 A.M.) Overview: History; Wave Motion; Electromagnetic Theory, Photons, and Light; The Propagation of Light; Geometrical Optics; The Superposition of Waves; Polarization; Interference; Diffraction; Fourier Optics; Basics of Coherence Theory; Modern Optics: Lasers and Other Topics.