|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 https://www.utwente.nl/nl/tn/onderwijs/regelingen/.
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.