Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Optics I

PHYS-317

Lecturer(s) :

Language:

English

Remarque

pas donné en 2016-17

Summary

This three-semester course series presents the basic concepts of classical and modern optics. It provides the students with tools for understanding and analyzing optical phenomena and designing various optical systems.

Content

1. Electromagnetic Theory of Light
1.1 Maxwell's equations in matter
1.2 Wave equations and solutions
1.3 Field energy and momentum
1.4 Photons
2. Propagation of Light
2.1 Principles of Huygens and Fermat
2.2 Fresnel equations
2.3 Superposition of waves
2.4 Gaussian beams
3. Polarization
3.1 Description of polarized light
3.2 Dichroism and birefringence
3.3 Polarizers and waveplates
3.4 Propagation in anisotropic media
4. Interference and Diffraction
4.1 Multiple-beam interference
4.2 Diffraction theory
4.3 Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffractions
4.4 Interferometers

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Physics I, II, III and IV

Assessment methods

oral exam

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German