- Code ENGN3512
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 UGRD
- Prof Daniel Shaddock
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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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 interferometry, electro-optic modulation, light detection, quantum noise, nonlinear optics, photonics and the use of lasers. Expert guest lecturers will describe the application of these techniques to fields such as space science and nanophotonics. The course will also provide 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Examination (30%) Laboratory (30%) Assignment (30%) Case-study (10%)
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Approximately 30 lectures, 6 tutorials, and 18 hours of laboratories
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4088||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|