"Optics" course covers the basic knowledge on light propagation and interaction with materials. We consider all aspects of light, i.e., optical rays, wave theory, electromagnetic fields, and photons, with applications in imaging and instruments, diffraction, interference, Fourier optics, metrology, etc.
The course has primarily two goals:
- to give a deeper and broader insight into optics as a science and a technology, its basic physics and phenomena and their importance for technical applications
- to be a starting point for the following, more specialised courses within the special area of optics and photonics
After successful completing the course, students will be able:
to “discover” the key role and identify particular manifestation of electromagnetic field in nature phenomena
to analyze and solve physical problems involving the interaction of radiation and matter, and the light propagation
to efficiently use literature (textbooks and scientific publications) to penetrate most of the problems in optics, be they scientific or technical problems in nature