Optics & Optical Systems Intro tec042

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Introduction to optics and optical systems. An integrated lab and lecture course that covers the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation, optical materials, ray tracing and basic imaging systems and components. Coverage includes: mirrors, lenses, Fresnel lenses, diffraction gratings, polarization mechanisms, lasers, holograms, optical fibers, telescope designs, and projectors.

Course Info

  • Summer 2008: 3 credit hours. CRN 31756
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 8:00 - 9:35 am, Tortolita E106, West Campus, Pima Community College
  • Syllabus

Instructor Info

  • Instructor: Anthony Tanbakuchi
  • Office: Radiology Research Labs, U of A, (520) 626-4500
  • Easiest to contact me via email: tec042@tanbakuchi.com

Videos

Example of Pepper's ghost effect:
The haunted mansion at disney land uses the effect for the ball room and many other scenes. Scroll down to the video with the caption "Look at the Grand Hall with the lights on in this quick video clip." video Read more about the effect on this page.
Examples of aliasing
Helicopter blades that "appear" to be stationary. video "Rubber" helicopter blades due to reading out the image from bottom to top. video

Course Calendar

ALL MATERIAL DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

May

May 27 (Week 1)
Orientation, Introduction & Safety
May 28
Handout 1 Lab 1 – Handling Optical Elements
May 29
Handout 2 - Lab 1 Due Lab 2 – Plane Mirror
May 30
Company Tour

June

June 2 (Week 2)
Handout 3 Lab 2 Due (delayed) Lab 3 – Flexible Mirror
June 3
Handout 4 HW 1 Due, Lab 2 Due, Lab 3 Due Lab 4 – Spherical Mirror
June 4
Handout 5 Lab 5 – Total Internal Reflection
June 5
Handout 6 QUIZ 1
June 6
Company Tour
June 9 (Week 3)
Handout 7 HW 2 Due Lab 4 Due Lab 6 – Optical Fibers
June 10
Handout 8 Lab 7 – Polaroid Sheets
June 11
Handout 9 QUIZ 2 Lab 5 Due
June 12
Handout 10 Lab 6 Due HW 3 Due Lab 8 – Polarization by Reflection
June 13
Company Tour
June 16 (Week 4)
Handout 11 Lab 7 Due Lab 9 – Thin Convex Lenses
June 17
Handout 12 HW 4 Due Lab 10 – Thin Concave Lenses
June 18
Handout 13 QUIZ 3 Lab 8 Due
June 19
Handout 14 HW 5 Due , Lab 9 Due Lab 11 – The Fresnel Lens
June 20
Company Tour
June 23 (Week 5)
Handout 15 Lab 10 Due Lab 12 –The Magnifying Glass
June 24
Handout 16 HW 6 Due Lab 13 – The Slide Projector
June 25
Handout 17 Lab 11 Due Lab 14 – The Keplerian Telescope
June 26
Handout 18 HW 7 Due, Lab 12 Due QUIZ 4
June 27
Company Tour
June 30 (Week 6)
Handout 19 Lab 13 Due Lab 15 – The Galilean Telescope

July

July 1
Handout 20 HW 8 Due, Lab 14 Due Lab 16 – The Hologram
July 2
Handout 21 Lab 15 Due Lab 17 – The Diffraction Grating
July 3
Handout 22 QUIZ 5 HW 9 Due
July 4
No Class
July 7 (Week 7)
Handout 23 Lab 16 Due Lab 18 – Viewing Spectral Lines
July 8
Handout 24 HW 10 Due, Lab 17 Due
July 9
Review Lab 18 Due
July 10
Final Exam