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Optical and Atomic Physics

An introduction to the current fields of optical and atomic physics. The foundations of modern optics is laid, including the electromagnetic and quantum-mechanical theory of light, geometric and wave optics, instrumentation, polarization, lasers, and modern optical components. The interaction of light with atoms is introduced, including the fundamentals of atomic structure and numerous applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 241. Co-requisite: MATH 310. Spring semester, alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0