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Course contents

Lectures

Problem Classes

Laboratory

Exam

Lecture no

Book chapter

Topics

Problem class

1

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

Introduction, waves in general, wave equations, electromagnetic waves, refraction

1

2

3:5-6, 4:1-5 4:6-7(8) 9

Light in matter, scattering, refraction (more), reflection, colour

1

3

5:1-2

Spherical interface, thin and thick lens, principal planes

2

4

5 6:1-3

Optical instruments basics, light limiters and field of view limiters. Vignetting.

3

5 same Optical instruments for real. Field lens concept. Projectors 3

6

same

Aberrations, optical design. Wavefront optics guest lecture

4

7

7:1-3

Superposition of waves, interference

4

8

8:1-6

Polarisation and birefringence

5

9

8:7-12, 9:1-3

Applications of birefringence, optical activity, interference in double slit

5

10

9:4-7, 10:1

Michelson interferometer, interference in thin layers, Fabry Perot. Intro to diffraction

6

11

10:2-3

Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction

7 – 8

12

11, 13:3

Fourier optics, Holography

7 – 8

13

12

Coherence

7 - 8

 Week 43   Trial exam

9

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