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PHY3304 Photonics

Short Description: Photonics
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010301 - Physics
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 31 October 2020

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 contains a highly recommended residential school (non-attendance will mean the student misses both an element for assessment preparation and an element of assessment).

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 External
Date printed 31 October 2020