Laboratory experiments introducing geometrical and physical optics. Image formation. Fiber transmission. Laser beams. Interferometers. Optical systems (cameras, scanners, sensors). Polarization devices.
Credit Hours: 1 credit hour, 2 contact hours
Co-requisite: OSE3052 – Introduction to Photonics or equivalent
The laboratory course is designed to reinforce the concepts discussed in class with a hands-on approach and to allow the students to learn laboratory techniques for observing optical phenomena and quantitative experimental characterization in geometrical optics, polarization, interference, and diffraction.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Comment on basic concepts and principles of geometrical optics, dispersion, aberration, polarization, interference, and diffraction
- Discuss the nature of light, its propagation, polarization and reflection and refraction at planar interfaces
- Describe basic optical phenomena and their applications
- Handle and align optical elements and set up basic optical experiments
- Operates optical devices and equipment
- Present their observations and conclusions in a clear informative document