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PHY3304 Photonics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences

Other requisites

It is recommended that students complete PHY1104 and PHY1911 or equivalent, prior to study.


This course will explore classical optical physics in depth, including geometrical optics, optical instrumentation (such as telescopes), interference and diffraction along with classical electromagnetic theory, and other topics such as wave behaviour (polarization, dispersion, lasers, coherence, Fourier Optics). The quantum nature of light will also be explored in the context of quantum mechanics, detectors and optical fibres. This course requires attendance at an on-campus (Toowoomba) residential school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2015 External