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Optics laboratories I

MICRO-423

Lecturer(s) :

Limberger Hans Georg
Martin Olivier
Moser Christophe

Language:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This laboratory work allows students to deepen their understanding of optical instruments, optoelectronic devices and diagnostic methods. Students will be introduced in state of the art optical instruments and measurement principles.

Content

4 experiments on Fourier optics, optical fibers, lasers:

Keywords

Optical instruments, optical measurement techniques, Diode laser, He-Ne laser, Fourier optics, waveguide and fiber optics, error analysis

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Bachelor in

Recommended courses

MICRO-420: Advanced optics

MICRO-421: Imaging optics

MICRO-422: Lasers and optics of nanostructures

MICRO-522: Integrated optics

MICRO-523: Optical radiation detection methods

MICRO-321 Optical engineering I

MICRO-321 Optical engineering II

 

Important concepts to start the course

Basics of optics, programming with MATLAB or similar, matrix calculations, Fourier transformation, electromagnetic waves, refraction and reflection, polarization, basics of geometrical optics, semiconductor physics, laser physics.

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Expected student activities

Individual activity

Group activity

Assessment methods

Discussion of basic concepts during instruction (individual)

Evaluation of experimental work (individual)

Evaluation of written report (group)

Evaluation of laboratory notebook (individual)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Fundamentals of optical waveguides / Katsunari Okamoto, 2006

Fundamentals of photonics / B.E.A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, 2007

Integrated optics: theory and technology, vol. 33 / Hunsperger, 2009

An introduction to error analysis: the study of uncertainties in physical measurements, J. R. Taylor, University Science Books, 2nd ed., 1997

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Handout of course slides and documentation of individual experiments

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

MICRO-425           Optics laboratories II

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Optics laboratories I
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       During the semester
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Optics laboratories I
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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