In the course Optical Physics you study optical phenomena, as well as technological applications of optics. Topics are the nature of light, propagation of light, geometrical optics, optical instruments, polarisation, interference, diffraction, Fourier optics, quantum optics, holography, photodetectors and solar energy. Course activities are lectures, exercise classes and five labs.
The picture shows a plastic geo triangle under stress, which is placed between two crossed polarisers. The elasto-optic effect in the triangle produces a change in the light's polarisation and leads to the observation of various colours.
Teachers of this course: Marijn Versteegh, Val Zwiller and Stephan Steinhauer.
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