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Geometrical and Physical Optics

A prerequisite course in the Certificate Programs in Optical Engineering and Optical Instrument Design.

Course closed to new registrations: Call ( 949 ) 824-5414 for more information or sign up below to be notified when this course becomes available.×

Course Description

In this course students will learn the principles of geometrical and physical optics. Topics include: properties of optical imaging systems, paraxial ray tracing, optical instruments, polarization, interference and diffraction.

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  • Details
  • $770
  • March 27, 2023 to June 04, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00210
  • ID/Units: EECS X496.55  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2023


Keith J. Kasunic, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of experience of developing optical, electro-optical, infrared and laser systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Science from the University of Arizona, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has worked for and been a consultant to a number of organizations, including Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, Sandia National Labs, and Nortel Networks. He teaches at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Georgia Tech's SENSIAC, and at SPIE conferences.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Introduction to Optics
Book - ISBN: 9781108428262
Frank L. Pedrotti et al.,, 3 ed, Cambridge University Press

Optional Textbook(s):

Optical Physics
Book - ISBN: 9780521493451
A.Lipson, S.Lipson, H.Lipson, 4 ed, Cambridge University Press

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START03/27/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC03/28/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/04/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/11/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/18/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/25/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/02/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/09/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/16/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/23/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/30/2023Tuesday7:30 PM8:30 PMZoom---
END06/04/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---