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# Lectures

## Teachers

Katia Gallo (gallo@kth.se) and Anna Burvall (anna.burvall@biox.kth.se).

## Lecture schedule

check the course schedule.

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

### Problem class

1

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

Introduction, waves in general, wave equations, electromagnetic waves

1

2

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

Light in matter, reflection and refraction, Fresnel equations

1

3

5:1-2

Intro geometrical optics, paraxial approximation, spherical refracting surface, thin lens

2

4

5:3-6
6:1, 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

6

5.7
6:2-3 (5.8)

Optical instruments continued. Aberrations, optical design.

4

7

7:1-3 (11)

Superposition of waves, beats and group velocity, Fourier analysis

4

8

8:1-6

Polarisation and birefringence

5

9

8:7-12, 9:1-3

Polarisation (cont'd). Introduction to interference

5

10

9:4-7, 10:1

Interference (cont'd). Introduction to diffraction, Near and Far field

6

11

10:2, 11

Fraunhofer diffraction, optical resolution, diffraction gratings, Fourier optics

7 – 8

12

10:3, 13:3

Fresnel diffraction, Holography

7 – 8

13

12

Coherence theory

7 - 8

Week 43   Trial exam

9