SK2301 Optical Physics 3.0 credits

Optisk fysik, tilläggskurs

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Chromatic and monochromatic aberrations and their implications Methods to minimize aberration effects. Managing an optical design program.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the student will be able to:

  • use an assigned optical design program for analysis and basic design of optical systems
  • predict and, depending on the problem, deal with optical aberrations in given situations.

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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.

Recommended previous knowledge:
SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 ECTS) or corresponding knowledge is strongly recommended to be able to take the course.

Recommended prerequisites

SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 ECTS) or corresponding knowledge is strongly recommended to be able to take the course.

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Literature

Hecht, E., Optics, Addison Wesley (current edition will be written at the home page of the course, 4 weeks before the course starts at the latest).

Manual for the design program used in the course (will be written at the home page of the course, 4 weeks before the course starts at the latest).

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand in Assignments, 3.0 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 *

Hand-in assignments (INL1; 3 ECTS, grading scale A-F).

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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SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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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.

Supplementary information

The course is carried out by self-instruction combined with planned instruction classes with the teacher.