PS 175.1: Topics in Photonics Series I

Course Number and Title: PS 175.1 (Topics in Photonics Series I)
Date Revised: Oct. 8, 2010
Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: PS 171

Course Description:
This course introduces a comprehensive introduction to holographic techniques and theory. Background information regarding wave and interference phenomena will be briefly discussed in a review. Detailed discussions on the following topics will take up the bulk of the lectures: Fourier techniques, diffraction integrals, hologram formation, and recording materials. Holographic applications in microscopy, data storage, and interferometry will also be covered. The course is designed as a supplement to a standard optics course for interested students who wish to develop a deeper understanding of wave phenomena.

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