Physics

PHYS4371Optics3 ch (3C)

This course includes some experiments that support the lecture material. Role within programme and connections to other courses. Optics is both a field of research in its own right and a topic the tools of which are used by many other branches of physics. This course builds on the basic concepts of wave optics introduced in Waves. It also provides a brief introduction to some concepts of photonics, the quantum treatment of light. Contents. Advanced geometrical optics (e.g. the transition between geometrical and physical optics, the thick lens, Jones’ matrices), Fourier optics.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2372