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Lecture: 5.04.6570 Fundamentals of Optics - Details
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Course name Lecture: 5.04.6570 Fundamentals of Optics
Course number 5.04.6570
Semester Wintersemester 2021/2022
Current number of participants 4
expected number of participants 12
Home institute Institute of Physics
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Mon., 18.10.2021 09:00 - 13:00, Room: (T141, HS Emden)
Pre-requisites Electrodynamics
Learning organisation Lecture takes place at HS Emden.
Performance record max. 2hr written examination or max 1h oral examination or experimental work and laboratory reports or presentation or homework
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

(T141, HS Emden) Monday: 09:00 - 13:00, weekly (14x)


First meeting Monday, 9-13, Emden, T141
The students acquire broad theoretical and experimental knowledge of optics together with the necessary physical background. In the laboratory they acquire practical skills during application of their knowledge from lecture.
The module prepares the students to work in the field of optical science and engineering in general, and yields the base for all further specialisations within the field of optics and laser technology.

Fundamental and advanced concepts of optics. Topics include: reflection and refraction, optical properties of matter, polarisation, dielectric function and complex index of refraction, evanescent waves, dispersion and absorption of light, Seidel’s abberations, Sellmeier’s equations, optical systems, wave optics, Fourier analysis, wave packets, chirp, interference, interferometry, spatial and temporal coherence, diffraction (Huygens, Fraunhofer, Fresnel), focussing and optical resolution, brilliance, Fourier optics, optics at short wavelengths (extreme UV and X-rays).