OPTOG 1550: Geometric, Physical and Visual Optics II

Credits 4.0
The course sequence provides an introduction to the qualitative and quantitative characterization of the behavior of light and optical systems as related to optometry. In Geometrical Optics, the basics of refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, image formation and magnification, spherical and sphero-cylindrical thin lenses, thin lens eye models, thick lenses, prisms, reflection and mirrors will be presented. Physical Optics presents conceptual and quantitative understanding of aberrations, characteristics of electromagnetic waves, diffraction, interference, fluorescence, polarization, scattering, photometry, lasers, and other applications. Visual Optics considers the eye as an optical system, including schematic eye models, refractive error, optical characteristics of the eye, stimulus to accommodation, retinal image size and quality, Purkinje images, entoptic phenomena, presbyopia, aphakia, intraocular implants and effects of radiation.


OPTOG 1540 Geometric, Physical and Visual Optics I