Lectures

Teachers

Val Zwiller (zwiller@kth.se) and Marijn Versteegh (verst@kth.se). 

Lecture schedule

check the course schedule.

Book

Please bring your book (E. Hecht, Optics) to the lectures as we will sometimes discuss material from the book

Table of contents

The table below lists the topics covered by each lecture. There are also problem classes (calculation exercises) accompanying the course.

Lecture no

Book chapter

Topics

Teacher

1

1, 2:1-9, 3:1-3, 3:6

Introduction, waves in general, Maxwell's equations, photons

Val Zwiller

2

3:5, 4:1-2

Light in matter, propagation of light

Val Zwiller

3

4:3-7, 4:9

Reflection and refraction

Val Zwiller

4

5:1-5, 6:1

Geometrical optics, lenses, mirrors, systems of lenses

Marijn Versteegh

5

5:6-8

Optical fibers. Optical instruments: microscope, camera, telescope, adaptive optics, scanning near-field optical microscope

Val Zwiller

6

6:2-3

Optical instruments continued. Eye. Aberrations.

Val Zwiller

7

12:1-4, 13:3

Coherence, holography

Val Zwiller

8

8:1-6

Polarisation and birefringence

Marijn Versteegh

9

8:7-12, 7:1-3

Polarisation continued. Group velocity.

Marijn Versteegh

10

9:1-3

Introduction to interference, Young's double slit interference.

Marijn Versteegh11

11

9:4-7

Interferometers: Michelson, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac, Fabry-Perot, antireflection coatings

Marijn Versteegh

12

10:1-2, 11

Diffraction, Fourier optics, diffraction gratings

Marijn Versteegh

13

12:5

Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometer, light sensors

Val Zwiller

14

Quantum entanglement

Val Zwiller

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Teachers Katia Gallo (gallo@kth.se) and Anna Burvall (anna.burvall@biox.Val Zwiller (zwiller@kth.se) and Marijn Versteegh (verst@kth.se). 

Lecture schedule check the course schedule.

Table of contents The table below lists the topics covered by each lecture and their relationship to the problem classes (calculation exercises) accompanying the course.

Lecture no Book chapter Topics Problem class 1

1, 2:1-9, 3:2-3, 3:6

Introduction, waves in general, waveMaxwell's equations, electromagnetic wavephotons

1

2

3:5, 4:1-7, 4:9

Light in matter, propagation of light, reflection and refraction, Fresnel equations

1

3

5:1-2¶ Intro g6, 6:1¶

G
eometrical optics, paraxial approximation, spherical refracting surface, thin lens¶ 2¶ 4¶ 5:3-66:1, 6:3.2¶ Systems of lenses, aperture and field stops, thick lenses, dispersion and achromats.¶ 3¶ 5 5:7 Optical instruments. Field lens concept. 3 lenses, mirrors, systems of lenses, optical fibers¶





5:7-8¶

Optical instruments: microscope, camera, telescope, adaptive optics, scanning near-field optical microscope ¶

63

5.7 5 6:2-3 (5.8)¶ Optical instruments continued. Aberrations, optical design. ¶ 4¶ 7Lumerical 3 6

8:1-6

Polarisation and birefringence.

54

87

8:7-12, 7:1-3 (11)

Polarisation (cont'd). Superposition of waves, beats and ginued. Group velocity.

4

98

9:1-3

Introduction to interference, Young's double slit interference.

65

109

9:4-7

Interferometers.: Multibeam interference ichelson, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac, Fabry-Perot, antireflection coatings

65

110

10:1-2, 11

Introduction to dDiffraction., Fraunhofer diffraction, optical resolutionourier optics, diffraction gratings, Fourier optics

76

121

10:32:1-4, 13:3

Fresnel diffraction, Coherence, holography

76

132

12:5

Holography. Coherence theanbury-Brown Twiss interferometer, light sensorys

7

 Week 43   Trial exam 13¶



Quantum entanglement¶

87

 

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