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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.

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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