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Note for OPTO 5314 with Professor Glasser at UH


Note for OPTO 5314 with Professor Glasser at UH

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Date Created: 02/06/15
Optics Quick Reference Guide Angle of Deviation 0 111239 quot Snell s Law nsina n39sina39 Thick Prism n n sinV ermi 2SinY2 Thin Prism Dmm n 1 y Angle of DeviationCI hick or thin a 0L1 01239 Y ya1 on Shadows LAST LAUP LABT LPVT Prism Power Prism Power 8A 100tan8 degrees Or 1A 15 De nitions 1 10 Vergence the quantitative measure of the degree of convergence or divergence of light at a particular position Vergence Curvature of the wavefront lr of the wavefront measured in Diopters Bundle of rays a beam of light rays from a point source Chief ray the central ray in each pencil of light Pencil of light a narrow cone of light coming from a point source after passing through an aperture Rectilinear propagation oflight under ideal conditions light travels in straight lines Ray a trajectory orthogonal perpendicular to a wavefront Wavefront what leaves the point source and propagates in all directions at the same speed the wavefronts are also centered on the source Critical Angle the angle of incidence above which the total internal re ection occurs Light part of the electromagnetic spectrum Electromagnetic waves are transverse waves that propagate by electric and magnetic elds that are all perpendicular to one another Rayleigh Scattering small particles scatter the shorter wavelengths morethan the longer wavelengths why sky is blue small air molecules scatter shorter wavelengths more than the longer wavelength 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Snell s Law relates the angle of incidence angle of refraction and the refractive indices of two media Principle of reversibility oflight all angles are measured from normal from low to high refractive index 9 the light rays are bent towards the normal from high to low 9 light rays are bent away from the normal How is a mirage formed A gradient index occurs produced by uctuation of heat above the road always bends toward warmer air Refractive Index a measure for how much the speed of light or waves is reduced inside the medium Apparent depth or thickness where an object appears in a different location than it actually is Paraxial optics optics near the optical axis paraxial approximation holds true for a ray near the axis which makes a small angle with the axis allows to assume hypotenuseadj acent Total internal reflection occurs in prisms when the critical angle is surpassed very useful property in optics Dispersion the phenomenon that the phase velocity of a wave depends on its frequency In a prism dispersion causes the spatial separation of a white light into spectral components of different wavelengths Dispersion is most often described in light waves but it may happen to any kind of wave that interacts with a medium or can be con ned to a waveguide such as sound waves Dispersion is sometimes called chromatic dispersion to emphasize its wavelengthdependent nature The index of refraction that varies with the wavelength of light Visible light electromagnetic radiation that the photoreceptors of the eye are capable of absorbing Wavelengths from 380 to 760 nm are within the visible spectrum Wavelength 9 is expressed in unit of nm or 10399 m Effectivity change if vergence of light that occurs at different points along its path Principal plane in nitely thin line at the center of the lens plane at which the rays are shown to be refracted Um bra region in total shadow Penumbra produced when using an extended source creates a lighter shadow around the penumbra Absorption amount of light absorbed that is dependent on the wavelength Specular re ection occurs at smooth polished surfaces mirror or optical glass Diffuse re ection occurs at rough surface such as a pond of water


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