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PHY2207 Optics

Short Description: Optics
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


Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911

Other Requisites

It is assumed that students will have mathematical skills that are equivalent to MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I.


This course is an intermediate treatment of optical physics, which builds and expands upon the material covered early in the major. Topics include complex and three dimensional representation of wave motion, advanced treatment of reflection and refraction, optical component and device analysis including treatment of aberrations, wave superposition analysis, electromagnetic field equation analysis of polarisation and applications, field equation analysis of interference and diffraction, Fourier optics and coherence, and modern optical applications.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 7 December 2021