The Course

Optics is the cornerstone of photonics systems and applications. you will learn about one of the two main divisions of basic optics—geometrical (ray) optics. you will learn about the other—physical (wave) optics. Geometrical optics will help you understand the basics of light reflection and refraction and the use of simple optical elements such as mirrors, prisms, lenses, and fibers. 

Physical optics will help you understand the phenomena of light wave interference, diffraction, and polarization; the use of thin film coatings on mirrors to enhance or suppress reflection; and the operation of such devices as gratings and quarter-wave plates.

Course details

Faculty:  Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Science
Department: Department of  Physics
Course title: Practical Optics and Spectroscopy
Course code: POS6220
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic 2018
Lecturer: Mrs. Amera Ghareeb Baker

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Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.