Course syllabus

Optik och optisk design
Optics and Optical Design

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

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2023-04-17

General Information

Main field: Photonics.
Compulsory for: MFOT1
Elective for: BME4-bf, E4-fh, F4, F4-f, F4-axn, 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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam. Mandatory laboratory exercises with report. Ray tracing project with oral and written report.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


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

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Cord Arnold,
Teacher: Olle Lundh,
Course homepage:
Further information: It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.