SK2300 Optical Physics 6.0 credits

Optisk fysik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Electromagnetic fields, propagation in vacuum and matter. Polarization, interference, thin film optics, optical metrology. Diffraction, fourier optics, coherence.

Intended learning outcomes *

There are two main aims:

  • To give deepened and widened insight into optical physics seen both as science and as technology.
  • To create a fundament for the more specialized courses in optics.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For external students the following are required: 120 credits within natural sciences and engineering or corresponding knowledge and documented proficiency in English B or corresponding knowledge.

Recommedned previous knowledge:
Basic knowledge within classical physics, particularly waves and elementary classical optics (course SK1101, Classical Physics or corresponding), mathematics (vector analysis, differential equations, fourier transformation).

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge within classical physics, particularly waves and elementary classical optics (course SK1101, Classical Physics or corresponding), mathematics (vector analysis, differential equations, fourier transformation).

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Literature

Hecht, E., Optics (4th ed. 2002 or later), Addison Wesley Wesley (the edition used will be announced on the course home page at least four weeks prior to the start of the course).

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

One written exam (TEN1; 4 university credits). Laboratory work (LAB1; 2 university credits).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Val Zwiller

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

SK2400 Quantum Electronics, SK2401 Electro Optics and SK2350 Optical Measurement Techniques.

Contact

Val Zwiller (zwiller@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.