6.161 offers an introduction to laboratory optics, optical principles and optical systems and devices. This course covers a wide range of topics, including:
Polarization, Geometric Optics, Interference, Diffraction, Holography, Light-Modulation (Electro-optics, Acousto-optics, MEMs), Detectors, Lasers, Fiber Optics, Fourier Optics and more...
Lectures are suplemented with weekly laboratory exercises, problem sets and a final laboratory project of the student's choosing. There is no final exam.
Room 34-304, TR 2:30-4:00pm
The prerequisite is 6.003. Exceptions can be made by the Lecturer
Feel free to contact either the lecturer, Prof. Cardinal Warde for more information (MIT students only please).
||Prof. Cardinal Warde
|| Room 38-633
||(Note: We share the lab phone with 6.115, 6.003, and 6.002)