OPSE 301 - Introduction to Optical Science and Engineering
Prerequisites: Phys 121. Laboratory and lecture introduces optics and photonics principles with their elementary applications for applied physics, engineering, computer science, or biology majors. Topics include speed at light, reflection, refraction, geometric optics, interference and interferometry, polarization, dispersion, birefringence, fiber-optics, diffraction, introduction to spectroscopy and ray tracing.
OPTIONAL MIDTERM and FINAL REVIEW Sessions: Posted on DUE DATES calendar
WEBEX video of Fall 2021
WEBEX videos of Fall 2020 Lectures
NOTE: These videos were taken during Fall 2021. Some of the material covered in these videos is NOT covered in 2021.
Likewise, Some of the material which you are responsible for in Fall 2021 is NOT covered in these videos.
Equation Sheets, Old MIDTERMs, Old Final Exams and SOLUTIONS
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COURSE CONTENT VARIES FROM YEAR TO YEAR. Consult the syllabus and assigned HW problems and labs to determine what will be covered on this year's exams
Laboratories for OPSE 301
Lab 2: Index of Refraction, Total Internal Reflection, and Critical Angle
Lab 3-PHY: Wave Plates and Polarization of Light
Lab 3-BME: Chirality and Polarization of Light
Lab 5: Absorption of Light by an Organic Dye
Lab 7: Detection of Light
Lab 11: Ray Tracing
Lab 12: Light Sources - Monochrometers and Light Sources
Lab 13: Michelson Interferometer
Lab 14: Fiber Optics/ Vibration Sensor