PS 173: Radiation and Optics

Course Number and Title: PS 173 (Radiation and Optics)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 171
 

Course Description:
This course introduces the nature and propagation of light in matter. The interaction between light and matter will be discussed in-depth, with emphasis on the radiation processes in LASER action. A review of classical optics will be discussed, covering electromagnetic waves, polarization, and interference. Aspects of the quantum nature of light and contemporary topics, such as optical devices and holography, will also be part of the coverage. Students are expected to develop an appreciation for optical phenomena and acquire the necessary analytical tools to work with such systems.
 

Bibliography:
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Fitzpatrick, R. (2008). Maxwell's Equations and the Principles of Electromagnetism. USA: Infinity Science Press.
Fleisch, D. (2008). A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations. USA: Cambridge University Press.
Franklin, J. (2005). Classical Electromagnetism. USA: Addison Wesley.
Hecht, E. (2001). Optics (4th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
Griffiths, D. (1999). 
Introduction to Electrodynamics. USA: Prentice Hall.
Jin, J. (2010). Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields. USA: Wiley.
Lorraine, C., Corson, D., and Lorrain, F. (2000). Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Phenomena. USA: W.H. Freeman.
Meschede, D. (2004). Optics, Light and Lasers. USA: Wiley.

Reitz, J., Milford, F., and Christy, R. (2008). Foundations of Electromagnetic Theory (4th ed). USA: Addison Wesley.
Rother, T. (2009). Electromagnetic Wave Scattering on Nonspherical Particles: Basic Methodology and Simulations. Germany: Springer.
Shadowitz, A. (2010). 
The Electromagnetic Field. USA: Dover Publications.
Smith, F. and King, T. (2000). Optics and Photonics: An Introduction. USA: Wiley.
 

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