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PALT 404 Wave Optics

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Course Description

An introductory hands-on course in wave optics describing the properties of light and its interaction with objects using wave equations. Topics include: concepts of superposition, polarization, interference and diffraction; the interaction of light waves with small objects such as wires, apertures and multilayered coatings; mathematical techniques needed to quantify interactions.

Units: 4
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, PALT 402
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU