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

Subject: Optics Paper Code: 09010304

S No.

Topic

Domain

Hours as per UGC

I

RAY AND GEOMETRICAL OPTICS

  • Fermat’s principle
  • cardinal points of an optical system
  • Matrix methods in paraxial optics
  • Effects of translation and refraction
  • Derivation of thin lens and thick lens formulae
  • Unit plane, nodal planes
  • System of thin lenses,
  • Chromatic aberration
  • Spherical aberration and coma.
  • Astigmatism and distortion aberrations and their remedies.

Must Know

10

II

INTERFERENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • 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
  • 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.

Must Know

Desirable to Know

08

III

DIFFRACTION AND POLARIZATION

  • Single slit diffraction
  • Plane transmission granting spectrum
  • Dispersive power of a grating
  • Rayleigh’s criterion, resolving power of grating.
  • 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).

Must Know

Nice to know
Must Know

12

Books Recommended:

  • Jerkins and White. Fundamentals of Optics.  New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill.
  • Ghatak, Ajay.Optics. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 1977.
  • Pedrotti, Frank L. and Leno S. Pedrotti. Introduction of Optics. Prentice-Hall, 1987.