**RUTGERS UNIVERSITY**

**Department of Physics and Astronomy**

**750:305 Modern Optics (3 credits), FALL 2017**

**Professor**: Sang-Hyuk Lee

Office
Location: Center for Integrative Proteomics Research (CIPR) 308A

Office
Phone: (848) 445 5286

Email:
shlee@physics.rutgers.edu

**Teaching Assistants: **TBA

**Class Timings: **TBA

**Class Location: **TBA

**Office Hours: **TBA

**Course Description**: Understanding the
fundamental principles of optics from the electromagnetic field theory, and
their application to various phenomena and topics in modern optics

**TEXTBOOK (required for this course)**

E. Hecht, *Optics*: 5th Edition,
Pearson Education (2016).

**USEFUL REFERENCES**

J. D. Jackson, *Classical
Electrodynamics*, 3^{rd} Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1998).

M. Born and E. Wolf*,
Principles of Optics: Electromagnetic Theory*, 7^{th} Ed (1999).

G. R. Fowles, *Introduction to Modern Optics*, 2^{nd} Ed (1989).

J. Goodman, *Introduction to
Fourier Optics*, 3^{rd} Ed (2004).

Arfken and Weber, *Mathematical Methods for Physicists*, Academic
Press

**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.

**ATTENDANCE POLICY**

Class participation and attendance are absolutely important. The
attendance will be checked in the middle of each class. Three unexcused absences or
five absences for every reason (excused + unexcused) will result in failing the
course. On the
other hand, students with 100% attendance will get +3 bonus points at the end.

**HOMEWORK POLICY **

Homework problems will be assigned, collected, and graded on a
regular basis (almost weekly) during the semester. All homework and the
deadlines will be posted on the Sakai course webpage (*please contact Prof. Sang-Hyuk Lee or TA as soon as possible if you cannot access the
Sakai course webpage!*). Students are requested to turn in their homework assignments
in-class (and not by email or using Sakai, unless specifically instructed
otherwise).

**GRADING POLICY**

There will be a midterm exam, and a final exam. The tentative exam
dates are to be announced later. The course grade will be determined as
follows:

Homework: 30%

Midterm
exam: 30%

Final
exam: 40%

**ACADEMIC INTEGRITY**

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with and adhere to
the University policy on academic integrity at: http://academicintegrity.rutgers.edu/policy-on-academic-integrity.

It is understood that a studentŐs name on any individual homework
assignment, quiz, or exam indicates that he/she neither gave nor received
unauthorized aid. On individual homework assignments, *authorized *aid
includes discussing: 1) interpretation of the problem statement, 2) concepts
involved in the problem, 3) approaches for solving the problem. Anything beyond
this constitutes unauthorized aid and violates the academic integrity policy.

A studentŐs name on a group assignment indicates that he/she
contributed to the assignment.

Quizzes and exams are tests of individual performance. The student
is not permitted to obtain assistance from any other person (or persons) during
quizzes or exams. The student must adhere strictly to the instructions provided
by the professor regarding what is permissible to be used during the exam. Use of
computers, laptops, and cell phones is PROHIBITED during exams.

Disciplinary actions for academic misconduct will be in accord
with the University policy on academic integrity.

**COURSE MATERIAL COPYRIGHT**

All course material posted on the Sakai course website is
copyrighted and may not be posted on any other web site at or outside of
Rutgers without permission from the course instructor. Noncompliance with this
policy will be treated as a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and will
be referred to the Office of Student Conduct for action.

**STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES**

Please refer to the following link for information and department
policies.

http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/disabilities.html

**COURSE OUTLINE & SCHEDULE**

The
course will follow closely the contents of the required textbook by Hecht. Most
of the chapters will be covered. Required reading of chapters from the textbook
will be indicated in the course outline. Lecture note will be available to the
students as pdf files on the Sakai web site*. ***Students are required to
complete reading assignments prior to attending the lecture to keep up with the
class!**