Polarized Light and Polarimetry

  • Course Type: Graduate Course, Undergraduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Spring
Course Number: 
OPTI 484/584
Course Number: 
OPTI 584/484
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
Polarized light and the Poincare sphere. Polarization in natural scenes and animal vision. Polarization elements: polarizers, retarders, and depolarizers. Jones and Mueller polarization calculus. Polarimetry: measuring the polarization properties of optical elements and materials. Polarization modulators and controllers. Polarization dependent loss and polarization mode dispersion in fiber optics. Advanced polarization issues in optical devices and systems.
OPTI 501 or OPTI 330
Meredith K. Kupinski
Course Syllabus: 
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Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

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The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.