FYS-1406 Optics, 5 cr


Mikko Huttunen, Juha Toivonen, Tapio Niemi


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
FYS-1406 2019-01 1 Mikko Huttunen
Tapio Niemi
Juha Toivonen
Exercises which are evaluated (40%) and final exam (60%)


After the course, the student is aware of descriptions of light as rays, wave motion, and particles. She is able to analyze the basic operation of optical instruments in terms of paraxial geometrical optics. She is also able to use approaches based on wave optics and is aware of the basic quantities describing the optical field and other physical quantities derived from them. She understands the use of wave optics to describe propagation, reflection, and refraction of light as well as interference and diffraction. She also has basic understanding of how these effects limit the performance of optical instruments. Finally, she understands the basic description of light-matter interactions and principles of lasers.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Geometrical optics and optical instruments     
2. Wave optical quantities      
3. Propagation, reflection and refraction of light     
4. Interference and diffraction     
5. Light-matter interactions and lasers     

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The homework problems have 40% weight and the final examintion 60% weight in the final grade. Full homework points give a passing grade without examination. About half of the homework points and excellent exam give the highest grade (5).


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   Optics   E. Hecht       4th or 5th edition. Not mandatory to buy.   No   
Summary of lectures   Optics   M. Kauranen       Thse lecture notes are sufficient for the course   No   

Tietoa esitietovaatimuksista
Fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, wave motion, and complex calculus


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Päivittäjä: Kauranen Martti, 16.03.2019