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Lectures

Teachers

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, Maxwell's equations, photons

1

2

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

Light in matter, propagation of light, reflection and refraction

1

3

5:1-5, 6:1

Geometrical optics, lenses, mirrors, systems of lenses

2

4

5:6-8

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

3

5 6:2-3 Optical instruments continued. Aberrations. 3

6

8:1-6

Polarisation and birefringence

4

7

8:7-12, 7:1-3

Polarisation continued. Group velocity.

4

8

9:1-3

Introduction to interference, Young's double slit interference.

5

9

9:4-7

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

5

10

10:1-2, 11

Diffraction, Fourier optics, diffraction gratings

6

11

12:1-4, 13:3

Coherence, holography

6

12

12:5

Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometer, light sensors

7

13

Quantum entanglement

7

 

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