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PHYS-304 Classical and Modern Optics

Geometrical optics, including reflection, refraction, thick and thin lenses, stops, mirrors, aberrations, and ray tracing. Covers physical optics, including interference, diffraction, polarization and optical activity. Discusses quantum optics as they apply to lasers, holography and magneto/electro-optics. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.