Course Syllabus for

Optics and Optical Design
Optik och optisk design

FAFF01F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-03-21

General Information

Division: Atomic Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course codes: FAFF01, FYST43
Teaching language: English


The course aims at providing knowledge about the basic principles of optics and practical knowledge on optical design, with the help of a ray tracing program.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must have an increased experience of working in groups of two or four persons towards a common goal

Course Contents

Ray optics, including matrix-formulation Wave optics, Fourier Optics, Electromagnetic optics, Polarization. Three laboratory exercises: Interferometry, Fourier optics and Polarization. A project with ray tracing.

Course Literature

Saleh, B. E. A. & Teich, M. C.: Fundamental of Photonics.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants. Written exam. Mandatory laboratory exercises with report. Ray tracing project with oral and written report
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic physics and mathematics

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinators:

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