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Advanced Optics

Vak
2019-2020

Admission Requirements none

Description

This course treats optics and atom-field interaction at a level appropriate to MSc students. It does so by combining a textbook with lecture notes and scientific papers and by stimulating prior reading and in-class discussions on the following topics:
1. Wave optics, including optical propagation, diffraction, interference, and the role of spatial and spectral coherence therein
2. Optical techniques such as reflectometry, spectroscopy, interferometry, diffractometry, scatterometry, polarimetry, imaging and microscopy
3. Atom-field interaction and nanophotonics, including near-field optics, metal optics and the challenge of tight focusing

Course Objectives

After completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Solve many problems in wave optics, nanophotonics, and atom-field interaction

  • Assess the pros and cons of existing and new optical techniques

  • Analyze scientific papers in optics and present the essence thereof to an audience

  • Investigate a particular topic in optics and present the findings in a short essay

Generic skills (soft skills)

The student will be able to:

  • master a new field of study in advanced optics within a given time period

  • present their findings to their fellow students in a convincing and inspiring way

  • write a structured essay on a particular topic in advanced optics

Timetable

Physics Schedule

Mode of instruction

Lectures, student presentations and other in-class activities to promote self study and active learning.

Assessment method

The grading of this course will be based on:

  • Written exam(s) on part 1 and 3 (4/9 of final grade)

  • Student presentation during part 1 or 3 (2/9 of final grade)

  • Essay on part 2, including short presentation (1/3 of final grade)

Blackboard

Blackboard contains overview of the course structure, course material, and list of the scientific papers that will be discussed during the course.
To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Reading list

J. Peatross and M. Ware, ‘Physics of Light and Optics’, ISBN 9781611660920. Also available in cheaper black-and-white version and as free download: http://optics.byu.edu/BYUOpticsBook_2013.pdf

Contact

Contactdetails Teacher(s):Prof.dr. M.van Exter (Martin)
Contactdetails Teacher(s): Prof.dr. M.Beijersbergen(Marco)
Contactdetails Teacher(s):Prof.dr. M.Orrit (Michel)