Note: some of the discussions made in the class are not covered in these notes. For those sections refer to your notes and the book.
L1 L2 Review of waves and EM

Superposition of waves

Ch2  Ray tracing in optical systems

Ch3 Gaussian beams
Home works


Home work solutions

HW1s HW2s HW3s HW4s



Important Announcement:


Midterm on Wed. March 14 in class, open book, open notes


Green Sheet & Course Syllabus:  PHYS168-01 (MW 1:00-2:15) My coordinates and office hours plus all the necessary information about the course, testing, grading etc. can be found here. Please read it carefully at the beginning and follow the announcements on this page for changes.


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Lecture Notes: I will post the lecture viewgraphs as a guide but I will frequently update/correct them as we advance in the course. They do not replace the book. Please watch for typos and mistakes. I will really appreciate your help on correcting the viewgraphs by sending me an email to:

Homework assignment due dates can be found in the course syllabus

Physics Tutoring: Tutoring service will be available in Science 249 staffed by our undergrad and graduate students and funded by NSF-MASTEP program. Stop buy and take advantage of it. Tutoring Schedule will be posted soon.