University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PHYSICS 3540 - Optics and Photonics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PHYSICS 2520 or PHYSICS 2525, MATHS 2101 or MATHS 2202, MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2201
Assumed Knowledge: PHYSICS 3542
Incompatible: PHYSICS 3230 & PHYSICS 3001
Assessment: Tests, practical work, written exam
Syllabus:

This course provides students with a working knowledge of optics and photonics, including wave optics, physical optics and introductory laser physics. It also provides a basis for further study in photonics. Wave optics content: solutions of the wave equation, including Hermite-Gaussian laser modes, optical cavities, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction integrals; Fourier optics; Array Theorem; amplitude and phase spatial filtering. Physical optics content: Fresnel equations; Lorentz electron oscillator model & dispersion, polarisation, birefringence and applications; optical activity; Faraday effect. Laser physics content: laser resonators; Einstein coefficients; stimulated amplification of light; laser oscillators; mode control; overview of some real lasers

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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20323 LE01 35 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
12 Aug - 12 Aug Wednesday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
2 Sep - 2 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am MyUni, OL, Online Class
7 Oct - 7 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
Note: The Wednesday 9am lecture slot is used for Level III lecture tests and is shared with Quantum Mech. III, Adv Dyn. & Rel. and Optics & Photonics III.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20667 WR01 35 2 7 Aug - 18 Sep Friday 3pm - 4pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 3pm - 4pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)