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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. 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 8:1-6 Polarisation and birefringence Marijn Versteegh

6

8:7-12, 7:1-3

Polarisation continued. Group velocity.

Marijn Versteegh

7

9:1-3

Introduction to interference, Young's double slit interference.

Marijn Versteegh

8

9:4-7

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

Marijn Versteegh

9

10:1-2, 11

Diffraction, Fourier optics, diffraction gratings

Marijn Versteegh

10

5:6-8

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

Val Zwiller

11

6:2-3

Optical instruments continued. Eye. Aberrations.

Val Zwiller

12

12:1-4, 13:3

Coherence, holography

Val Zwiller

13

12:5

Hanbury-Brown Twiss interferometer, light sensors

Val Zwiller

 14 Quantum entanglement Val Zwiller
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