Experiments in physical optics for undergraduate and graduate classes. Provides the theoretical basis of each experiment and describes the apparatus required and necessary adjustments. Most of the experiments require only lenses, prisms, mirrors, and polarizers, and can be projected on a lecture screen or viewed by television.

chapter 1|10 pages

Sources of Continuous and Line Spectra

chapter 4|10 pages

Michelson Interferometer

chapter 5|7 pages

Temporal Coherence and Spatial Coherence

chapter 7|10 pages

Applications of Interferometry

chapter 9|28 pages

Diffraction at Infinity (Fraunhofer)

chapter 10|17 pages

Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion

chapter 11|10 pages

Polarization by Reflection

chapter 12|12 pages

Polarization by Double Refraction

chapter 13|10 pages

Polarizers Based on Double Refraction

chapter 14|16 pages

Interference in Polarized Light

chapter 15|7 pages

Study of Polarized Vibrations

chapter 16|10 pages

Artificial Birefringence

chapter 17|12 pages

Rotatory Polarization

chapter 18|5 pages


chapter 19|19 pages

Properties of Electromagnetic Radiations

chapter 20|10 pages

Thermal Radiation

chapter 22|10 pages