Course title:
Optics
Primary programme:
Fizikus mérnök BSc
ECTS credits:
3
Course type:
elective
Number of lectures per week:
2
Number of practices per week:
0
Number of laboratory exercises per week:
0
Further knowledge transfer methods:

Grading:
Examination
Special grading methods:
selfassessment tests (online)
Semester:
5
Prerequisites:
Electrodynamics and Optics
Responsible lecturer:
Dr. Pál Koppa, university professor, DSc
Lecturers and instructors:
Course description:
Description of the fundamental phenomena in optics and presentation of the relevant physical  mathematical background.
Light models. Fermat’s principle. Huygens’ principle. HuygensFresnel 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. Eikonalequation. Paraxial optics, matrix optics. Concept of principal planes. Two and multiplebeam interferometry, basic interferometers (Michelson, MachZehnder). Resolution of diffraction gratings. Scalar diffraction, FresnelKirchhoff integral formula. Fraunhofer and Fresnel approximation. Farfield diffraction of a rectangular and circular aperture. Polarization. Polarizationsensitive optical elements. Birefringence. Ordinary and extraordinary beams. Light propagation in anisotropic media. Phaseshifting 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.
Reading materials:
Gabor Erdei: Optics lecture notes
KleinFurtak: Optics
List of competences:
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.