Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
The course gives a general understanding of the concepts and phenomena relevant to modern applications of optics and photonics, and prepares the student for more advanced and specialised treatments of the topics.
Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 08.12.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Andriy Shevchenko
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Andriy Shevchenko
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Starting from the basics of electromagnetism, the course walks the student through the most fundamental aspects of wave optics: light polarization, interference, coherence, diffraction and scattering. This is followed by some essential aspects of light matter interaction and quantum optics to build up an understanding of laser operation and some important laser applications. Along the way the course makes reference to the most modern developments in optics. Suitable for M.Sc. and doctoral students in both science and engineering.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Two midterm exams or a final exam (80%). Home exercises (20%).
130 h in total (46 h contact teaching, 84 h self study)
The course includes 12 weeks of two-hour lectures, 11 weeks of two-hour guided problem solving sessions, and 10 home exercise rounds.
Lecture notes. Book references: A. Lipson, S.G. Lipson, H. Lipson, Optical Physics (4th ed.), Cambridge University Press 2011; E. Hecht, Optics (5th ed.), Pearson Education Limited 2017; F.L. Pedrotti, L.M. Pedrotti, L.S. Pedrotti, Introduction to Optics (3rd ed.), Cambridge University Press 2018
Substitutes for Courses
Tfy-125.4321 Laser Technology and Optics
Basic courses in physics and electromagnetism
- Opettaja: Andriy Shevchenko