Fall 2014

ECE 460 Optical Imaging

Prof. Gabriel Popescu

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Text: “Fundamentals of Photonics”, Saleh and Teich (2nd Edition, 2007)

Schedule: 11-12:20 T-R, Room 2074 ECEB

Teaching Assistants: Lab assistant- Hassaan Majeed (email); Homework assistant- Mikhail Kandell (email); Labs: Room 3016 ECEB

Office Hours: Thursday 12:30-1:30, Room 4055 Beckman

 

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Date

Book Chapter

Topic

Supporting Material

Homework

Links

Lab

Exams

30

Aug 26

 

Introduction

Math Toolbox;

 

Brief history of optics; Nobel-optics

Lab Sections; Lab report guidelines

29

Aug 28

 Appendix B

Math Toolbox

Fourier transform- Wolfram; Fourier pairs- Wikipedia

28

Sept 02

 Appendix A

Math Toolbox

HW 1

X-ray imaging (supplemental material)

1.       Signal Processing; Noisy data

27

Sep 04

 

Properties of Light

Properties of Light;

Electromagnetic spectrum- Wikipedia

26

Sep 09

 

Properties of Light

HW 2

2.       Spectroscopy

25

Sep 11

 Chapter 1

Geometrical Optics

Geometrical Optics;

Fermat’s Principle- Wikipedia

24

Sep 16

 

Geometrical Optics

Pre-recorded lecture

HW 3

Fourier- Wikipedia

3.       Ray optics

23

Sep 18

 Chapter 2

Wave Optics

Wave/ Fourier Optics;

22

Sep 23

 

Wave Optics

HW 4

Diffraction - Wikipedia

4.       Diffraction

21

Sep 25

 Chapter 4

Fourier Optics

2D Fourier transforms

20

Sept 30

 

Fourier Optics

HW 4

ImageJ- free download

5.       Fourier Optics

19

Oct 02

Review

 

Midterm 1

18

Oct 07

 11-12:20PM, EVRT 241

Midterm 1

17

Oct 09

Chapter 11

Spatial and temporal field correlations

Spatiotemporal correlations;

 

Mandel & Wolf- classic paper on Coherence

16

Oct 14

 

Spatial and temporal field correlations

HW 5

The eye- Wikipedia

6.       Spatial Coherence

15

Oct 15

 

Low-coherence interferometry

LCI

 

Michelson Interferometry- Wikipedia

14

Oct 21

 

Low-coherence interferometry

HW 6

R. J. Glauber- Nobel Lecture

7.       Temporal Coherence;  file-G(tau); m file

13

Oct 23

 

Optical coherence tomography

 

OCT- review

 

12

Oct 28

 

Microscopy

Microscopy

HW 7

Ernst Abbe,  Frits Zernike

 

11

Oct 30

 

Microscopy

Microscopy Suite, Beckman, UIUC

8.       Microscopy

10

Nov 04

Aberrations

Pupils, windows, aberrations

HW 8

Holography;

 

9

Nov 06

 

Review

 

 

Midterm 2

8

Nov 11

11-12:20PM, EVRT 241

Midterm 2

Chapter 7. Review of EM fields

7

Nov 13

 Chapter 6

Polarization

“Greatness of Maxwell’s equations” by Prof. Rao

Nov 18

Chapters 8-9

Waveplates

Polarization, waveplates;

EM fields

Nov 20

Waveplates

 

HW 9

Propagation at boundaries

9.       Polarization

6

Nov 25

 

Break

 

 

 

5

Nov 27

 

Break

 

 

 

4

Dec 02

 

Electro-optics

Electro-optics/ Acousto-optics;

 

Propagation in anisotropic media

10.    Electro-optics/ Acousto-optics

3

Dec 04

 Chapter 19-20

Acousto-optics

HW 10

2

Dec 09

 

Final Review

 

1

Dec XX

TBA

Final Exam

TBA

 

Final Exam

 

 

Grading formula: Midterm 1 - 15%;  Midterm 2 - 15%;  Final - 20%;  Homework - 25%;  Lab report: 20%; 5% class participation.