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Optical science with elementary applications

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Course Objective

This course from MIT provides an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered in geometrical optics include ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry. Topics covered in wave optics include basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, space-bandwidth product. Analytical and numerical tools used in optical design are emphasized.

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