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Transcript
AREA EXAMINATION IN APPLIED OPTICS
Coverage
The exam will be based on the material covered in ME 587. This includes the following
topics:
Geometrical Optics, Matrix Methods, Aberrations
Imaging
Interference
Coherence
Diffraction
Polarization
Fresnel Equations, Thin Films
Optical Properties of Materials
Laser Beam Propagation
Pedrotti, Pedrotti, and Pedrott, Introduction to Optics, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall,
2007.
References:
Hecht, Optics, 2nd through 4th Editions, Addison-Wesley, 1987-2000.
Exam Philosophy
The examination is intended to determine the student’s grasp of optical fundamentals and
their application to specific problems. The ability to see what factors are important in a given
problem and what solution approach to use will be emphasized.
Exam Format
1.
The exam is open book written exam. One of the reference books listed above can
be used; however, any other materials such as supplementary notes, past homework,
past exams, etc. are not allowed.
2.
The exam will be two hours in length. It will consist of a number of problems to be
worked.
Rev. 08/2014