COURSE OUTLINE ST: Phys 780 Applied Optics Spring 2015
Instructor: John Federici, 9735968482, 474 Tiernan Hall, federici@njit.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:3012:30pm or by appointment
coREQUISITES: Phys 621 (Classical Electricity and Magnetism I)
COURSE MATERIAL:
§ Course Materials: Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd Edition, B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich.
§ MATLAB (available for download from NJIT web page) or similar analysis and plotting software.
§ You may also find that other textbooks on Optics to be helpful in explaining the various topics which will be covered. As a suggestion, OPTICS by Hecht is an excellent undergraduate text (purchase is not required for course).
ATTENDANCE: It is expected that students will attend all lectures and recitations. If you anticipate an absence, please let your instructor know immediately. Absence from class DOES NOT alter the deadlines for turning in assignments.
HELP: Visit or email your instructor if you are having trouble with the course; do not simply hope for a miracle and fall further behind.
GRADING: Your final letter grade will be based on a composite score for term’s work that includes the midterm, final exam, and homework.
1. Homework  Homework assignments are given in the syllabus below and are due weekly. Late homework will NOT be accepted.
Final Letter Grades : Here are the approximate weights to be used for calculating the composite score:
§ 30% for midterm exam
§ 35% for the final exam
§ 35% for the homework
The cutoff percentages for various letter grades will be in the range of 80% for A, 75 % for B+, 70% for B, 65% for C+, 55% for C, and D or F below 50 %.
HONOR CODE STATEMENT: NJIT has a zerotolerance policy for cheating of any kind and for student behavior that disrupts learning by others. Violations will be reported to the Dean of Students. The penalties range from a minimum of failure in the course plus disciplinary probation up to expulsion from NJIT. Avoid situations where your own behavior could be misinterpreted as dishonorable. Students are required to agree to the NJIT Honor Code on each exam, assignment, quiz, etc. for the course.
Turn off all cellular phones, wireless devices, computers, and messaging devices of all kinds during classes and exams. Please do not eat, drink, or create noise in class that interferes with the work of other students or instructors. Creating noise or otherwise interfering with the work of the class will not be tolerated.
Assignments: You are responsible for all weekly reading and homework assignments listed in this outline. The reading should be completed BEFORE class each week. Homework assignments MUST be turned in ON TIME. Homework assignments are due WEEKLY. ALL ASSIGNMENTS not turned in by the assigned date will be scored as a zero. Each student must turn in individual Homework assignments. No group submissions will be accepted.
EMail/ Alternative Methods of Delivery Policy: The instructor is not responsible for assignments turned in outside of class time (in my mailbox, under my door) or not delivered by email. If assignments are delivered by email, it must be date stamped BEFORE the due date/ time. I will log them in when I receive them. THE INSTRUCTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST EMAILS, COMPUTER CRASHES, ETC.
Groups and Working Together: You are encouraged to help each other with homework assignments. With regards to homework assignments, you are encouraged to work together if that method helps you learn the material. However, remember that you must understand the homework assignment well enough that you can do it BY YOURSELF on the exams.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: For this course, you can expect to be assessed on the following learning outcomes:
Table Abbreviations: Ch Chapter, Sec – Sections in Chapter, ExExercise, Probend of chapter problems.
Week 
Topic 
Text Assignment 
HW Problems 
1 
Ray Optics 
Ch 1, Sec 13 
Problem Sheet 1(including HINT for 1.21) Ex: 1.11, 1.21, 1.24, 1.25 Prob: 1.27, 1.28,1.210 
2 
Ray/Matrix Optics 
Ch 1, Sec 4 
Ex 1.44, 1.45, 1.47 Prob: 1.48, 1.49 
3 
Wave Optics 
Ch 2, Sec 14 
Ex 2.41, 2.43, 2.46 Prob 2.24, 2.48, 2.410 
4 
Interference 
Ch 2, Sec56 
Ex: 2.51, 2.53 Prob 2.5.5, 2.56, 2.62. 
5 
Beam Optics 
Ch 3 Sec 1,2 
Ex 3.11,3.13,3.22 Prob: 3.16, 3.26, 3.27 
6 
Beam Optics (continued) 


7 
Fourier Optics 
Ch 4, Sec 13 
Ex. 4.11,4.21,4.22, 4.31, 4.33 Prob: 4.23 

MIDTERM EXAM 


8 
Fourier Optics/ Image formation 
Chapter 4, Sec 4 
Prob: 4.34, 4.42, 4.43, 4.46, 4.47 
9 
Electromagnetic Optics 
Ch 5, Sec 14 

10 
Electromagnetic Optics 
Ch 5, Sec 4,5,7 
Ex. 5.51 Prob: 5.41, 5.62,5.63 
11 
Polarization Optics 
Ch 6, Sec 13 
Ex. 6.11, 6.22 Prob: 6.15,6.17, 6.18, 6.24, 6.26, 6.28 
12 
Polarization Optics 
Ch 6, Sec. 46 
Problem Sheet  Polarization Optics Prob: 6.31, 6.33, 6.35, 6.61 
13 
Layered Materials 
Ch 7.1 
Prob: 7.12, 7.13, 7.15, 7.16 
14 
REVIEW for FINAL 


Tuesday May 5 follows a FRIDAY schedule.
Spring Break Mar 1522
READING DAYS – May 67
FINAL EXAM PERIOD – May 814