Class Meetings: 
Date:  Topic for Discussion:  Date:  Topic for Discussion 
Jan 12  Review: EM Waves  Mar 4  Interference 
Jan 14  Review: Geometrical Optics  Mar 9  Coherence 
Jan 21  Ray Tracing using Matrices  Mar 11  Lasers 
Jan 26  Ray Tracing Example Problems  Mar 23  Fourier Transform Optics 
Jan 28  Matrix Methods for Lenses  Mar 25  Optical Processing 
Feb 2  Matrix Methods for Mirrors  Mar 30  Transfer Functions 
Feb 4  Problems  Apr 1  Polarization 
Feb 9  Aberrations  Apr 6  Review 
Feb 11  Stops and Apertures  Apr 8  Test 2 Study Guide 
Feb 16  Telescopes and Microscopes  Apr 13  Advanced topics 
Feb 18  Sources and Detectors  Apr 15  Advanced topics 
Feb 23  Review  Apr 20  Advanced topics 
Feb 25  Test 1 Study Guide  Apr 22  Advanced topics 
Mar 2  Diffraction 
Assignments:Assignments must be handed in on time. They are available
and must be
submitted on Blackboard. They are due at 11:59 pm on the due date. Most important hint for solving problems successfully: Read the question!Make sure you fully understand the scope of the problem and the conditions imposed. Explore if approximations are reasonable or even required by the wording of the problem.

Assignment:  Due Date:  solutions  Assignment:  Due Date:  solutions 
Assignment 1  Jan 21  A1s  Assignment 6  Mar 9  A6s 
Assignment 2  Jan 28  A2s  Assignment 7  Mar 23  A7s 
Assignment 3  Feb 9  A3s  Assignment 8  March 30  A8s 
Assignment 4  Feb 16  A4s  Assignment 9  April 6  A9s 
Assignment 5  Feb 23  A5s  Assignment 10  April 22  A10s 