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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.

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, 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

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