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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

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. 

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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