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TFY4195 - Optics

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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

The student will get an introduction to the discipline of optics and its role in the modern society.

The student shall master the geometrical approximation, including Guass thin lens formula, Fermat's and Huygen's principles, and the paraxial matrix formalism for refractive and reflective surfaces. The student will be able to analyze typical optical imaging systems, with emphasis on the human eye, the camera, the telescope and the microscope.

The wave optics part of the course will give the student a basic knowledge within interferometry, polarization, diffraction and resolution, and the basics of coherent and non-coherent light sources. The student shall become able to analyze and calculate interference between plane waves and spherical waves, reflection and transmission of plane waves, and optical wave guiding within thin plates and optical fibers. The student shall understand how the polarization of light changes at reflection and transmission at interfaces

The student shall know the conditions for near and far-field diffraction and be able to calculate the far-field diffraction from gratings and simple aperture functions.

Learning outcome

The student will get an introduction to the discipline of optics and its role in the modern society. The student shall master the geometrical approximation, including Guass thin lens formula, Fermat's and Huygen's principles, and the paraxial matrix formalism for refractive and reflective surfaces. The student will be able to analyze typical optical imaging systems, with emphasis on the human eye, the camera, the telescope and the microscope. The wave optics part of the course will give the student a basic knowledge within interferometry, polarization, diffraction, and the basics of coherent and non-coherent light sources. The student shall become able to analyze and calculate interference between plane waves and spherical waves, reflection and transmission of plane waves, and optical wave guiding within thin plates and optical fibers. The student shall understand how the polarization of light changes at reflection and transmission at interfacesThe student shall know the conditions for near and far-field diffraction and be able to calculate the far-field diffraction from gratings and simple aperture functions. The student shall have knowledge about and be able to explain concepts such as numerical aperture, F-number, spatial resolution and image quality for optical systems that originates from diffraction.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (digital on distance), exercises, compulsory lab-work and assignments. The course is taught in English. Expected work-load is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.If the course is given in English, the exam might be given only in English

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Book: Pedrotti 'Introduction to Optics' - 3rd ed. (Pearson; 2007).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4040 7.5
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Optics
  • Physics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
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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