FYS-5726 Fourier Optics, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Humeyra Caglayan


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
FYS-5726 2019-01 3 Humeyra Caglayan
Passed homeworks and examination

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, the student is able to describe optical effects arising from the wave character of light. The student will understand the basic concepts of systems theory. He/She can identify how the propagation of light is associated with mathematical Fourier transforms and is able to design spatial filters for optical processing. The student is also able to analyze simple holographic systems and understands the basics of coherence theory.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Fourier transforms  Matlab programing and problem solving    
2. Linear systems     
3. Angular spectrum     
4. Diffraction integral     
5. Optical imaging systems     
6. Diffractive propagation in optical systems     
7. Optical information processing (spatial filtering)     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Introduction to Fourier Optics   Joseph W. Goodman   0-9747077-2-4       No   
Summary of lectures             No   

Additional information about prerequisites
Basic Optics knowledge is required

Correspondence of content

There is no equivalence with any other courses

Updated by: Kunnari Jaana, 05.03.2019