PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 9
Due: 25 November 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
Note: change from the syllabus this is a Friday!
1. Fourier Transform (7 points)
Find the Fourier Transform of the triangle pu
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 5
Due: 14 October 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
Please note: this assignment is NOT the special assignment, though it was indicated on the syllabus that
Assignment 5, due on t
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 6: Special assignment
Due: 21 October 2015, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
As we saw in class, materials like plastic and tape can exhibit birefringence. The goal of this assignment
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 8
Due: 18 November 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
Note: change from the syllabus this is a Friday!
1. Superposition of waves (5 points)
Hecht 7.2
2. Interference of two waves:
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 7
Due: 04 November 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
Note: change from the syllabus this is a Friday!
1. Spontaneous and stimulated emission (10 points)
(a) Hecht 13.22
(b) Hecht
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 3
Due: 28 September 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
1. Driven-oscillator model of matter (10 points)
Starting from Newtons equation, F = ma, derive the frequency-dependent index
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 10: Special assignment
Due: 02 December 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
Diffraction gratings are useful devices for separating the different wavelength/frequency components in a
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 4
Due: 05 October 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
1. Design: Fibre optics (10 points)
Suppose you were asked to help design some optical fibre to make a beam collimator. You wil
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 1
Due: 14 September 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
Wave equation
1. Travelling wave in one dimension (10 points)
Sketch (by hand) or plot (using a computer) the following wavef
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 2
Due: 21 September 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
1. EM waves (10 points)
The output of a green laser pointer has a beam power of 50.0 mW and a (round) beam diameter of 1.50 m
PHYS 362: Optics and Lasers
Assignment 11
Due: 02 December 2016, 11 am (in class, or before, in drop box across from CCIS L2-041)
1. Fraunhofer diffraction (10 points)
(a) Hecht 10.5
(b) Hecht 10.24
2. Fraunhofer diffraction (10 points)
(a) Hecht 10.39. E
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PHYSICS 130 / EA01 & A01 (Fall 2016)
Wave Motion, Sound, and Optics
Instructor: Prof. Kim H. Chow
Phone: 780-492-4573
Email:
khchow@ualberta.ca
Office: CCIS 3-187
Co
PROBLEMS:
1. The diagram shows the velocity as a function of time for a particle undergoing simple harmonic motion.
Which list of points corresponds to times when the particle has only positive (non-zero) displacement?
(A) 1, 2, 3
(B) 3, 4, 5
(C) 5, 6, 7
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Oscillations of a Spring Lab Report
By David Ren
Lab Partner: Joshua Chang
PHYS 130, Lab Section EZ02
TA: Tariq Mohammed
Date of lab: Sept 23, 2016
1. Introduction
In this lab we looked into whether or not dynamic calculations and static calculations of s
Speed of Sound in Air Lab Report
By David Ren
Lab Partner: Joshua Chang
PHYS 130, Lab Section EZ02
TA: Tariq Mohammed
Date of lab: November 4, 2016
1. Introduction
In this lab, we determined the speed of sound from frequency and wavelength. Eq. 1 we see
t
Standing Waves on a String Lab Report
By David Ren
Lab Partner: Joshua Chang
PHYS 130, Lab Section EZ02
TA: Tariq Mohammed
Date of lab: October 7, 2016
1. Introduction
In this lab we examined the relationship between wavelength and tension. We did this by
Interference of Light Lab Report
By David Ren
Lab Partner: Joshua Chang
PHYS 130, Lab Section EZ02
TA: Tariq Mohammed
Date of lab: November 25, 2016
1. Introduction
In this lab, we investigated light interference. We determined the slit separation of a
tr
PHYS 472: Assignment #2 (5 pts)
Due September 30, 2016 before 10:00 am
1. (2 pt) Consider the Hamiltonian H for a system of two particles of mass m1 and m2 ,
H=
~2 21 ~2 22
+ V (r1 r2 ).
2m1
2m2
We assume the particles interact via an interaction potentia
PHYS 472: Assignment #6 (5 pts)
Due November 25, 2016 before 10:00 am
1. (2 pts) Driven harmonic oscillator. A particle in a one-dimensional harmonic potential is
subject to a time-dependent external force F (t). The Hamiltonian of the system is
H(t) =
p2
PHYS 472: Assignment #3 (5 pts)
Due October 14, 2016 before 10:00 am
1. (1 pt) Consider a particle moving in a one-dimensional infinite square well extending from
x = 0 to x = a. Suppose we put a delta-function bump in the center of the well:
H 0 = aV0 (x
PHYS 472: Assignment #1 (5 pts)
Due September 16, 2016 before 10:00 am
corresponding to an observable , has two normalized eigenstates |1 i
1. (1 pt) An operator A,
corresponding to an observable , has
and |2 i, with eigenvalues a1 and a2 . An operator
Problem Set 6, PHYS 481
1. Solve the reflection and transmission problem for the s-polarized plane wave (E-
field is normal to the plane of incidence). This is problem 9.17 (4th edition) or 9.16
(3rd edition) from the text. Answer all specific questi
Problem Set 7, PHYS 481
1. (a) X-rays, which strike a metal surface at greater than critical angle, qc, are totally
reflected. Assume that a metal contains n free electrons per unit volume and the
conductivity can be approximated as =ie2n/m. Calculat
Problem Set 3, PHYS 481
1. How do the normal and tangential components of the Poynting vector in matter,
S=E H, behave at an interface between two simple media where no free current
flows (but either free charge or polarization charge is present at t
Problem Set 5, PHYS 481
!
1. A plane wave travels in the z-direction and is polarized with its E vector in the xdirection. The average energy flux, intensity I, of the wave is 7 mW/m2 and its
frequency is 100 MHz.
Find the root-mean-square (rms) el
Problem Set 2, PHYS 481
1. Consider a closed circuit of wire formed into a coil of N turns with radius a,
resistance R, and self-inductance L. The coil rotates in a uniform magnetic field B
about a diameter perpendicular to the field.
(a) Find the c
Problem Set 9 , PHYS 481
1. A time-dependent but spatially uniform surface current of density
0, t0
K t =
xK 0 , t>0
flows everywhere in the x-y plane. Calculate vector potential A at the distance z
from the x-y plane. Assume that there is no cha