|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911
Scientists working in many areas depend on imaging systems for their basic data, and optical phenomena have, in recent years, formed the foundation of new industries. Optoelectronics has become a major industry, therefore scientists, educators and other professionals need to have an understanding of waves and photons in context of modern technologies. This course will examine classical and quantum optics, both theoretically and experimentally, in the wider discipline of physics.
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 residential school that is linked to an assessment item and an element of assessment preparation.
|Semester 2, 2022||External|