Curriculum | B.Sc (Non- Medical) | Subject: Optics Paper Code: 09010304

Subject: Optics Paper Code: 09010304

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Topics

Learning Objectives

Teaching Guidelines

Methodology

Time
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1

  • Fermat’s principle
  • Matrix methods in paraxial optics
  • Effects of translation and refraction
  • Derivation of thin lens and thick lens formulae
  • Unit plane, nodal planes
  • Cardinal points of an optical system
  • System of thin lenses
 

Student will be able to learn about propagation of light, matrix methods for deriving reflection, refraction and translation matrices, thin and thick lens formulae.

 

To cover basic concepts of matrices, reflection, refraction and translation and then applying them to evaluate optical parameters.

 

Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

7

2

ABBERATIONS

  • Chromatic aberration
  • Spherical aberration and coma.
  • Astigmatism and distortion aberrations and their remedies.
 

Students will be able to differentiate between different aberrations present in optical systems.

 

To cover various aberrations and methods to minimize them.

Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

3

3

  • Interference by Division of Wave front: Fresnel’s Biprism
  • Fresnel’s Biprism applications to determination of wavelength of sodium light
  • Fresnel’s Biprism application to determination of thickness of a mica sheet
Student will be able to learn about Interference by division of wave front and its practical applications. To cover theory of interference by division of wave front, discussing Fresnel’s Biprism and further its applications for calculating wavelength and thickness of mica sheet. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

3

4

  • Interference by Division of Amplitude: Parallel & wedge shaped film (no derivation)
  • Newton’s rings
  • Michelson’s interferometer
  • Michelson’s interferometer’s application to Standardization of a meter
  • Michelson’s interferometer’s application to determination of wavelength.
 

Student will be able to learn about Interference by division of Amplitude and its practical applications.

To cover theory of interference by division of amplitude, discussing Newton’s rings, Michelson’s interferometer and further its applications for calculating wavelength and Standardization of a meter. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

5

5

  • Single slit diffraction
  • Plane transmission grating spectrum
  • Dispersive power of a grating
  • Rayleigh’s criterion, resolving power of grating.
Student will be able to learn dispersive power of various optical instruments and find it practically also. To cover different types of diffraction and difference between them and concept of dispersive power. Black board teaching

Lab Experiments

Power point presentations

6

6

  • Polarization by Double Refraction
  • Huygen’s wave theory of double refraction
  • Analysis of Palorized light: Nicol prism
  •  Quarter wave plate and half wave plate
  • Production and detection of (i) Plane polarized light (ii) Circularly polarized light and (iii) Elliptically polarized light,
  • Optical activity
  • Fresnel’s theory of rotation
  • Specific rotation, Polarimeters (half shade and Biquartz).
Student will be able to differentiate between unpolarized and plane polarized light and able to recognize polarimeters in the lab.

Black board teaching

Lab Experiments

Power point presentations

6

Admission Open- 2018