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SK2350 Optical Measurement Techniques 6.0 credits

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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Electromagnetics, Fusion and Space Engineering, åk 1, PHS, Mandatory

Master's Programme, Engineering Physics, åk 1, TFYF, Conditionally Elective


P3 (6.0 hp)


16 Jan 2024
15 Mar 2024

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location


Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2024 Start 16 Jan 2024 programme students


Michael Fokine (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2350 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

General metrology and error analysis, photometry, optical detectors, holographic metrology, telecentric systems. perspective, velocity and flow measurements, optical fibers and fiber sensors, interferometry.

Intended learning outcomes

With the previous courses in optics and waves as a background, the goal in this course is to specialize within chosen parts in modern optical physics, with consideration of the special aspects in metrological applications within industry and research.

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • identify physical measurement problems where optics can be applied
  • estimate forced metrological compromises and also be able to carry out some basic measurement tasks.

Furthermore, the goal is to establish a personal contact between the student and the labour market for Masters of Engineering specializing in optics.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in classical optics SK1120 (Waves, 6 credits) and SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or equivalent.
Recommended previous knowledge:
SK2301 (Optical physics, 3 credits).

English B / English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in Assignments, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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

Examination by hand in assignments (INL1; 6 credits, grading scale P/F).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination



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, Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

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Michael Fokine (