Wave Phenomena – 046244
Prerequisites: Electromagnetic Fields 044140
Linked Courses: Waves & Distributed Systems 044148
Basic wave properties (review). The approximation of geometrical optics: The Luneburg-Kline approach. Ray tracing. Geometrical theory of diffraction. Applications at optical and microwave frequencies. The approximation of physical optics: Scalar and vector theories. The Kirchhof and the Rayleigh-Sommerfeld assumptions. Spectral superposition of plane waves. Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction. Beams. The principles of Fourier optics and its systems analogy. Fourier properties of thin lenses. Spatial filtering. Optical data processing. Holography. Partial coherence: basic principles.