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Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 1: Optics, Introduction and Fundamentals

By Kimani C Toussaint

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Optics, Introduction and Fundamentals


  • What is Optics?
  • Optics Theories
  • EM Spectrum
  • Index of Refraction
  • Ray Optics
  • FERMAT's Principle
  • HERO's Principle
  • Reflection
  • Refraction
  • Planar Boundaries
  • Total Internal Reflection
  • Spherical Lenses
  • Thin Lens (Focusing)
  • Thin Lens (Imaging)
  • F Number and Depth of Field
  • Optics Theories
  • Wave Optics
  • Monochromatic Waves


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