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EOE031 - Modern optics
 
Owner: TELTA
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0195 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
FNMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Jörgen Bengtsson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge of MATLAB

Aim

In this course you examine how light behaves as it propagates and investigate modern technologies for manipulating light so that it behaves according to our wishes. You will get
- aquainted with some central ideas of Modern Optics
- insight into the basis of the rapid development in optics/photonics
- a deeper understanding by working yourself with the important ideas and models
- opportunity to test numerical methods and do some advanced simulation with your own MATLAB-code

Content

Physical and mathematical descriptions of different types of light. Propagation in homogeneuos media: PAS, Huygens principle, Fourier optics, applications (filtering , phase contrast microscopy)
Thin optics: Lenses and diffractive optics, design and fabrication of a simple computer generated hologram
Inhomogeneous media: BPM, FDTD, anti-reflection-coating, optical fibers, waveguides and optical integrated circuits.
Others: polarizers, LC-displays, nonlinear optics, wavelength conversion, lasers, examples from the research and company frontline.
Lectures, home assignments, and one laboratory exercise

Organisation

Photonics Laboratory, MC2

Literature

- Introduction to Fourier Optics", J. W. Goodman, 2nd edition, Mc Graw Hill, 1996. Cost is approximately 80 Euro (paperback). You only need this book if you do NOT understand Swedish.
- Access to MATLAB is required.

Examination

Orally presented weekly home assignments and a discussion of the contents of the corresponing chapters in the course literature.

NOTE: Before entering the course you will be asked by the person in charge of the course (Jörgen Bengtsson) to provide a document from your home university showing that you have passed at least one course in Optics and one in Electromagnetic Field Theory.


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