Applied Optics Area Examination
The exam will be based on the material covered in ME 587. This includes the following topics:
- Geometrical Optics, Matrix Methods, Aberrations
- Fresnel Equations, Thin Films
- Optical Properties of Materials
- Laser Beam Propagation
Pedrotti, Pedrotti, and Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2007
Hecht, Optics, 2nd through 4th Editions, Addison-Wesley, 1987-2000.
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.
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.
The exam will be two hours in length. It will consist of a number of problems to be worked.