Physics 141 – Optics – Spring 2019

Professor: Philip Lubin

Class:  TTh 11-12:15  Girvetz 1112

Office Hours: Wed 5-6 in Broida 3302


Class Gmail account – make sure you name, tel # and email are here

User: ucsb.physics141

Pass: given in class

TA: Ray Adkins

“Ray Adkins” <>

TA Office hours – 10-11 TTh in Broida 1019 – PSR


Required: Modern Optics by Fowles
Recommended – Alien Vision and Optics (Hecht)

Class Notes

Physics 141 – Notes 1

Physics 141 – Notes 2

Physics 141 – Notes 3

Physics 141 – Notes 4

Physics 141 – Notes 5

Physics 141 – Notes 6

Physics 141 – Notes 7

Physics 141 – Notes 8

Physics 141 – Notes 9


Electromagnetic Waves-a

Geometric Optics- PML -a

Effects of Matter




Code V is on computers in Broida 1019 – PSR and Broida 5223

HW-1  Chap 1  Problems 2,3,4,6,7,8     Chap 2  Problem 1,2,3,4

HW-2  Chap 2  Problems 14,15,16,18,19,20,21,23

HW-3  Chap 3  Problems 6,9,10   Chap  4  Problems 1,5,7,9

HW-4  Chap 5 Problems 1,2,5,7,12,17,19

HW-5 Chap 6  Problems 1,3,6,7,8  Chap 10 Problems 1,2,3

Supplementary HW problems – please check for updates

HW Solutions

Phys 141 Optics -HW1

Phys 141 Optics -HW2

Phys 141 Optics -HW3

Phys 141 Optics -HW4

Phys 141 Optics -HW5

Code V Assignments

Code V Exercise 1

Code V Exercise 2

Code V Exercise 3

Code V Exercise 4


Code V conversion of 1 meter LCO ZeMAX file to Code V – partial conversion-no lenses

Code V conversion of 1 meter LCO ZeMAX file to Code V – partial conversion

Code V conversion of 2 meter LCO ZeMAX file to Code V- partial conversion

LCO design description 1 meter

LCOGT 1 meter optical design in ZeMAX format

LCOGT 2 meter optical design in ZeMAX format

Supplementary HW Questions

ZeMAX to Code V conversion instructions


Due Dates and Exam Dates

HW 1  4/11

HW 2  4/30

HW3   5/7

HW 4  5/24

HW 5  6/6  – NO HW accepted after this – NO EXCEPTIONS

Code V 1  4/16

Code V 2  4/23

Code V 3  4/30

Code V 4  5/7

Optical Project – Preliminary Design Review (PDR) TBD – 2-3 minutes per person.  Use video projector, overhead or board. Up to 3 people max per group project. Group projects will be required to produce more accordingly.

Midterm TBD – bring a sheet of notes – both sides, calculator, bluebook – large

Optical Design final project due Thur June 6  in class – NO EXCEPTIONS – You must print and hardcopy and prepare a CD/DVD/memory stick. The CD/DVD/memory stick MUST include the PDF final report, your source for the PDF (ie MS Word or Open Office) and all relevant Code V lens files and JPG/ BMP of the results. In addition the Power Point / Open Office presentation (below) must be included. Put your name on the CD/DVD/memory stick and put your name in the file name of the PDF and Word/ Open Office file.

Final Wed 6/12  12-3 PM  – present final optical project. Prepare a Power Point of Open Office equivalent. Plan for about a 10 minute presentation. Present the problem you are solving, give background, show your Code V simulations as pictures and draw conclusions. Team presentation are OK BUT everyone must turn in their own project (see above). Class attendance will be taken and you should be prepared to stay the full 3 hours of the final to listen to everyone’s work. You will be graded on the presentation.