Holography and Diffractive Optics

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Fall
Course Number: 
OPTI 527
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
This class provides an overview of the field of holography and its application in such diverse areas as communications, solar energy conversion, and medical imaging. The course covers the basic principles and theory associated with the holography and holographic methods as well as lab demonstrations with new polymer recording materials. (Labs are not required for distance learning students but Power Point lab demonstrations will be made available to illustrate the techniques.) Design methodologies for holographic optical elements and how to incorporate them into optical systems is also covered in detail. Particular emphasis is placed on various ways to model holographic optical elements such as ray-tracing, Fourier Optics analysis of holograms, and coupled wave analysis. Various techniques for evaluating the imaging, efficiency, and polarization characteristics are also developed. Holographic data storage systems, computer generated holography, and digital holography is also covered.
Background material for the class is developed in the lectures and is self-contained however a basic class in EM field propagation is recommended.
Yuzuru Takashima
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

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

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

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