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SK2303 Optical Physics 7.5 credits

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Application

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 26 Aug 2024 programme students

Application code

52037

Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2303 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Electromagnetic fields, propagation in vacuum and matter. Physical optics. polarization, interference, thin film optics, optical measurement technology. Diffraction, Fourier optics, coherence. Geometric optics, interlacing, including labs.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain optical phenomena and solve problems related to optical applications
  • Build and use optical setups to analyze optical phenomena
  • Investigate optical phenomena with computer simulations

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed degree project at undergraduate level in technical physics or medical physics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LAB2 - Computer laboratory work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

Yes

Examiner

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.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Engineering Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Ali Elshaari (elshaari@kth.se)