Fizikus mérnök BSc
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self-assessment tests (online)
Electrodynamics and Optics
Dr. Pál Koppa, university professor, DSc
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Description of the fundamental phenomena in optics and presentation of the relevant physical - mathematical background. Light models. Fermat’s principle. Huygens’ principle. Huygens-Fresnel principle. Wave equation. Light propagation in absorbing media. Light reflection and transmission on a plane interface. Total internal reflection, evanescent wave, Brewster effect. Geometrical optics. Eikonal-equation. Paraxial optics, matrix optics. Concept of principal planes. Two- and multiple-beam interferometry, basic interferometers (Michelson, Mach-Zehnder). Resolution of diffraction gratings. Scalar diffraction, Fresnel-Kirchhoff integral formula. Fraunhofer and Fresnel approximation. Far-field diffraction of a rectangular and circular aperture. Polarization. Polarization-sensitive optical elements. Birefringence. Ordinary and extraordinary beams. Light propagation in anisotropic media. Phase-shifting and polarization rotating plates. Statistical optics. Spatial and temporary coherence. Connection of the coherence function with the visibility of the interferogram and power spectrum density of the light source.
Gabor Erdei: Optics lecture notes Klein-Furtak: Optics
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Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.