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Principles of Fourier Optics and Diffraction (SC017)

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This course introduces the application of Fourier theory in diffraction and image formation. The first part of the course provides a review of a number of mathematical topics, including convolution and the Fourier transform. Next, the phenomenon of diffraction is introduced, the effects of lenses on diffraction are discussed, and the propagation of Gaussian beams is treated. Finally, the effects of diffraction on the performance of image-forming systems and other optical devices are discussed.

This course will enable you to:

  • understand convolution and Fourier transform operations
  • describe the general effects of diffraction in the Fresnel and Fraunhofer regions
  • understand the effects of lenses on diffraction
  • predict the Fraunhofer diffraction patterns associated with specific apertures
  • describe the propagation of Gaussian beams
  • understand the effects of diffraction on image formation and image resolution
  • calculate the Point-Spread Functions (PSF) and Optical Transfer Functions (OTF) for various imaging systems

This course is intended for scientists and engineers who need to understand the diffraction of optical wavefields and the effects of diffraction on the performance of image-forming systems and other optical devices.

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