Optics - Lab Syllabus
2019 Spring Semester
Students registered for this course must complete all required lab safety training prior to entering the lab
and undertaking any activities. Once notified, complete the required module(s) no later than the first lab meeting. Until all required Lab Safety Training is completed, a student will not be given access to lab facilities, and will not be able to participate in any lab activities, and will earn a grade of zero for any uncompleted work. Once completed, Lab Safety Training is valid for the remainder of the same academic year (i.e., through the following August) and must be completed anew in subsequent years. There are no exceptions to this University policy. Failure to complete the required training will preclude participation in any lab activities, including those for which a grade is assigned.
Questions regarding the online Lab Safety Training should be directed to the University Compliance Services training help line, 8170-272-2080 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to www.uta.edu/training, log in using your NetID and Password. In the "My Training" tab will be list of trainings you need to complete. Please complete all these trainings.
Although a hard copy of lab manual for each week is suggested, you are welcome to use your laptop or tablet to go through the manual.
Please print the Primer page 34-44 and bring it to every lab. This will prove very handy.
Lab Report Outline
|| Download link
Page 3-34 contains theory and formulas required for experiment.
Page 34-44 talks about building different assemblies.
| Primer 3-8.pdf
Optics Primer 9-14.PDF
Optics Primer 15-20
Optics Primer 27-32
|| LAB 1- Laws of Geometrical Optics
|| Project 1
|| LAB 2- Thin Lens Equation
|| LAB 3- Expanding Laser Beams.
This lab is very important. You will be building this assembly again and again throughout the semester.
|| LAB 4- Diffraction from Circular Aperture
|| LAB 5- Single Slit and Double Slit Diffraction
|| LAB 6- Michelson Interferometer
|| Sprink Break :-)
|| LAB 7- Laser and Coherence
|| LAB 8- Polarization of Light
|| LAB 9- Abbe theory of Imaging
|| End of Labs. Out of 9 labs, 1 lowest grade lab will be dropped.
Lab Reports are due the next week for all labs. Lab report submitted after a week of due date will only be worth 80% of that report grade. Any lab report submitted later than that will get a grade of zero.