FE8117 - Photonics, Selected Topics


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

The course is taught normally every other year. For the course to be held at least 4 students must choose the course. The content will be adapted to the students needs. Topics that can be included: fiber components (optical fiber sensors, fiber gratings, Faraday mirrors, polarisation, quantum cryptography), medical measurement techniques (confocal microscopy, ultrasound, optical tweezers, spectroscopy, pulse oximetry, optical detection of ultrasound), diffusion theory in biomedical materials, scattering (Rayleigh, Mie), photonic crystals, classical optics and electromagnetics (reciprocity, causality, group velocity, Kramers-Kronig), metamaterials, electromagnetics (in relativistic form, in moving materials, Sagnac effect), and polarisation (Stokes vectors, Mueller matrices).

Learning outcome

To give an in-depth understanding of selected topics in the field of photonics. The course covers selected topics at doctoral level and is adapted according to the candidates need for width and depth in their plans for academic training.

A. Knowledge: The candidate's methodological and technological skills will be strengthened within the theme / themes of each implementation. The content should be in the forefront of its field and provide a basis for the candidate's analytical and / or constructive work.

B. Skills: The candidates will be trained to actively use the course's topics in analytical and / or constructive work and is encouraged to take a critical attitude to established knowledge in the field.

C. Competence: As far as applicable, the candidate shall be able to put the course topics into a broader technological, economic / business and social context. The candidate must be familiar with ethical issues related to the topics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self-study, exercises and colloquim. The form of instruction depends on the number of students.

Course materials

Notes and selected articles. Material from eg. Born & Wolf, 'Principles of Optics', Saleh & Teich, 'Fundamentals of Photonics', Landau & Lifshitz, 'Electrodynamics of continuous media', Landau & Lifshitz, 'The classical theory of fields', and Jackson, 'Classical Electrodynamics'.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Electrooptics/Biooptics
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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