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Course module: 202300063
Optica Practicals
Course info
Course module202300063
Credits (ECTS)2.5
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact J.S. Kanger
Examiner C.I. van Emmerik
Examiner J.S. Kanger
Contactperson for the course J.S. Kanger
Examiner J.M. Sturm
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After completion of this course the student is able to; Contributes to intended learning outcome*;
Apply the physics concepts mentioned in the course content in solving relevant problems. 1.1; 1.2; 2.3;

* The B-TN learning outcomes can be found in the programme appendix Bachelor OER TN, which is published on the website
In the course Optics Theory of this module (TN-Mod06), light is described as an electromagnetic wave. Waves can interfere and the superposition of light waves can lead to a redistribution of the light intensity, a measurable quantity. Many optical phenomena can be explained from the concept of interference. Some of these phenomena will be investigated experimentally in a number of smaller experiments and a larger experiment. The latter will be used to write an article.

The following concepts will be discussed: Huygens and Fermat’s principle, wave character of light (superposition, coherence, Fresnel equations), polarisation, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, gratings, interference of light, interferometers.

Participation by non-TN students
Participation in this course for is only possible for B-TN students and students taking this course as part of a premaster programme. Participation is also only possible if the TN Mod06 course Optics Theory has been followed simultaneously or earlier.
The assessment plan for this course will be published no later than 2 weeks before the starting block of the course on
Assumed previous knowledge
Participation is also only possible if the TN Mod06 course Optics Theory (202001485) has been followed simultaneously or earlier.
Module 6
Participating study
Bachelor Applied Physics
Required materials
Recommended materials
Optics; Hecht, Eugene; Edition 5. ISBN: 9781292096933
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Optica Practicals

Kies de Nederlandse taal