Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Optics II

PHYS-318

Lecturer(s) :

Kapon Elyahou

Language:

English

Summary

Introduction to the basic concepts of classical and modern optics. The course provides the students with tools for understanding and analysing optical phenomena and designing various optical systems.

Content

1. Coherence Theory
1.1 Spatial and temporal coherence
1.2 Partial and mutual coherence
1.3 Correlation interferometry

 

2. Photons
2.1 Electromagnetic field quantization
2.2 Photon statistics
2.3 Photon detection

 

3. Generation of Light
3.1 Optical transitions
3.2 Spontaneous and stimulated emission
3.3 Einstein's relations

 

4. Lasers
4.1 Amplification of light
4.2 Optical resonators
4.3 Laser characteristics

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Optics I

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with exercises in class

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10PHH331    
10-11    
11-12PHH331    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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