Course syllabus

Optik och optisk design
Optics and Optical Design

FAFF01, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2014-04-08

General Information

Main field: Photonics.
Elective for: BME4-bf, E4-f, F4, F4-f, F4-aft, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims at providing knowledge about the basic principles of optics and practical knowledge on optical design, with the help of a ray tracing program.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Mandatory laboratory exercises with report. Ray tracing project with oral and written report.


Required prior knowledge: Basic physics and mathematics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Anne L´Huillier,
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