Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MFOT1. Optional for: E4, E4f, E4ssr, F4, F4f, N4. Course coordinator: Anne L'Huillier, and Sven-Göran Pettersson,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: Basic physics and mathematics. Assessment: Written exam. Mandatory laboratory exercises with report. Ray tracing project with oral and written report. Home page:

The course teaches the basic principles of optics and gives practical knowledge on optical design, with the help of a ray tracing program.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have an increased experience of working in groups of two or four persons towards a common goal.


Three laboratory exercises: Interferometry, Fourier optics and Polarization.

A project with ray tracing.

Fundamental of Photonics
B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich
Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, John Wiley & sons, inc. Second edition
Chap 1,2,4,5,6