SK2302 Optics 9.0 credits

Optik

"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

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Electromagnetic fields, propagation in vacuum and matter.
  • Wave optics. Polarization, interference, optics of thin films, optical measurement techniques.
  • Diffraction, fourier optics, optical information processing.
  • Coherence.
  • Quantum phenomena, non-linear optics.
  • Geometrical optics and image formation, optical analysis and design, image quality.
  • Transfer of energy and information; radiometry and photometry

Intended learning outcomes *

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

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The prerequisites of the Master Programme in Photonics

Recommended prerequisites

The prerequisites of the Master Programme in Photonics. Basic courses in wave theory, electromagnetic field theory, are recommended.

Equipment

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Literature

Hecht, E., Optics (4:e uppl. 2002), Addison Wesley.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2.2 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.8 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 *

  • Laboratory work (2,25 ECTS credits)
  • One written closed-book examination (6,75 ECTS 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

Sergei Popov

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SK2302

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Sergei Popov (sergeip@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

Recommended reading

Hecht, E., Optics (4th ed. 2002), Addison Wesley.

Pedrotti, F., Pedrotti, L., Pedrotti, L., Introduction to Optics (3rd edition, 2007), Pearson Intl. Edition

Saleh, B., Teich, M., Fundamentals of Photonics (2nd ed. 2007), Wiley-Inerscience.

Replaces IO2651.