About the course
The course “Optics and optical design” teaches the basic principles of optics and gives practical knowledge on optical design, with the help of a ray tracing program.
It is a course with level G2 optional for F4, E4, N4, Pi4, also open to students of the Science faculty.
The course is managed through Canvas. The information provided here is for general purpose. The course is given yearly in the autumn I period (HT1).
Optics and optical design includes ray optics (incl. matrix formulation), wave optics, Fourier optics, electromagnetic optics incl. polarization and the optics of layered media (incl. matrix formalism) with a short introduction to photonic crystals.