• Offered by Physics Education Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course covers the principles and technical details of electro-optics and opto-electronics systems. In particular, it covers the use of diode lasers, optical modulation, photodetection, demodulation and fibre interferometry. The course introduces the underlying physics as well as technical details and practical limits of today's equipment.

Indicative Assessment

Examinations 40%, laboratories 30% and assignments 30%

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A total of 12 lectures, 5 tutorials and 12 hours of laboratory

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PHYS2016 and PHYS2017. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have successfully completed PHYS3057.


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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
3 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.

3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $825
2014 $1473
2013 $1473
2012 $1473
2011 $1473
2010 $1458
2009 $1458
2008 $1458
2007 $1260
2006 $1260
2005 $1149
2004 $963
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1695
2014 $1881
2013 $1878
2012 $1878
2011 $1878
2010 $1875
2009 $1809
2008 $1809
2007 $1809
2006 $1809
2005 $1725
2004 $1725
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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