TFE4161 - Photonics I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Electromagnetic optics: light matter interaction, polarization density, vector/scalar, beam optics. Polarization optics: reflection and refraction, anisotropic media, liquid crystals. Introduction to photonic crystals. Optical waveguides: optical fibers, integrated optics. Control of light: electro-optics, acousto-optics, nonlinear optics. Photonic components. Applications in optical sensor and measurement technology.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has - in depth understanding of fundamental optical effects such as waveguiding, electrooptics, acoustooptics and nonlinear optics, applied in photonic components and systems - detailed knowledge about concepts and formalism used in the field of photonics - in depth understanding of the design and analysis of photonic components and systems - in depth understanding of selected applications of photonics within sensor- and optical measurement technology - a thorough understanding of electromagnetic optics, polarization optics, optical principles and effects that form the basis for photonic systems - good knowledge about practical photonic components and systems, and an overview of applications of photonics in sensor systems. Skills: The candidate can - combine previously acquired knowledge and skills in mathematics, solid state physics, electromagnetism and optics with new theory to analyze and design practical photonic components and systems. General knowledge: The candidate can - interpret and summarize literature in photonics - keep up with technological advances in photonics

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory exercises. The course may be held in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lab exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

E.A.Saleh, M.C.Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics. Version 2 or Version 3.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electrooptics/Biooptics
  • Physical Electronics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2022-11-29 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 1 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 15
DI42 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 1
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
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