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Optics 101 - Translating Theory into Practice

Thorlabs via YouTube


This course covers key concepts in optics such as the index of refraction, dispersion, reflection, interference, and polarization. It also discusses optical components, substrates, coatings, and manufacturing limitations. The course teaches fundamental principles governing light, geometric theory, wave theory components, material selection, interference, thin film coatings, and coating technology. The teaching method includes a lecture format with a structured syllabus. The course is intended for individuals interested in gaining a practical understanding of optics and its applications.


Outline of the talk
Optics Overview
Section 1: Fundemental Principles that Govern Light
Section 2: Geometric Theory
Section 3: Wave Theory Components
Material Selection
Thin Film Coatings
Coating Technology

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    A quick overview of important optics fundamentals and concepts, and some applications in the optics industry.

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