• Offered by Physics Education Centre and the Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science / ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Daniel Shaddock
    • Prof Dragomir Neshev
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENGN6512
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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Optics continues to play a central role in answering the most profound scientific questions of our time. Optics is at the heart of many of the world's most powerful scientific instruments, enabling modern telescopes to achieve previously unimaginable resolution, and probing general relativity with a global network of gravitational wave detectors. This course includes lasers, interferometry, electro-optic modulation, light detection, nonlinear optics, photonics and the use of lasers. Expert guest lecturers will describe the application of these techniques to fields such as astronomy, gravitational wave detection and nanophotonics. The course will also provide critical experimental skills with optical instrumentation needed for many areas of research.
 
The course also provides critical experimental skills with optical instrumentation needed for many areas of research.
 
This course is the core 3rd year optics course and complements PHYS3031, which focuses on the concepts of atom-light interaction.

Learning Outcomes


In this course students will:

  1. Understand and be able to explain the principles and operation of a laser;
  2. Gain hands-on experience in working with lasers;
  3. Understand and be able to apply the principles of optical modulation and detection as well as evaluate its performance;
  4. Understand nonlinear optics and photonics phenomena and how they impact modern advanced technological systems;
  5. Be able to apply complex optical techniques in cutting edge optical instrumentations and optical engineering applications.
  6. Generate succinct laboratory reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis.
  7. Demonstrate effective team work in laboratory experiments.


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Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

Examination (30%) Laboratory (30%) Assignment (30%) Case-study (10%)

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Workload

20 lectures, 6 tutorials, 3 lecture slots of Student talks and 18 hours of laboratories

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PHYS2017. Incompatible with ENGN6512

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3169 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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