I've long had a fascination with optics and have deicded to study it seriously. I want to go from high school level education to being able to understand ’ðs; xÞ ¼ Ai s x 2 2 þ iax " # exp as ax2 2 ix3 12 þ ia2 x 2 þ is x 2 : or something to that effect. I want to learn about spatial light modulators, fourier planes, wave optics, holography, interference patterns, the whole works. I just need someone to point me in the right direction. Where do I start?