Science - Course - Physical Optics

  • Course Code: PHYS244
  • Credits: 2
  • Hours Distribution: (2Crs.:2Lec)
  • Course Type: Major Core (MJC)

Course Description

The simple fundamental facts about light- The corpuscular and wave theories of light-The velocity of light determination using different techniques-The properties and theory of waves-Young’s double slit experiment-Fresnel’s biprism, Fresnel’s double mirror and Lloyd’s single mirror-The colours of thin films and thin films theory, Newton’s rings, Michelson Interferometer-Fresnel’s diffraction, Fresnel’s zones and his zone plate-Diffraction at a circular aperture, circular disk and straight edges-Fraunhofer case of diffraction, single slit and diffraction grating-Resolving powers of different devices-Double refraction, ordinary and extra ordinary light beams-Malu’s law of polarization, Rotation of plane of polarization-Polarization by reflection, Brewester’s law.