This course will feature advanced topics related to active areas of photonics research at the ANU. Each year will include a selection from laser physics, quantum optics, quantum cryptographic communications, high-resolution metrology in the space sciences, nonlinear optics, photonic materials, modern imaging optical systems and astrophotonics.
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply theoretical and practical foundations of photonics knowledge in an advanced topic
- Research by reading and understanding current technical literature which underpins the topic of study
- Organise the relevant technical ideas behind cutting edge photonic systems
- Write scientific and technical reports related to photonic systems.
5 quizzes (10%), LO 1;
2 assignments (30%), LO 1 - 2;
2 essays (30%), LO 1 – 4;
1 lab report (10%) LO 1 - 5;
Oral presentation (20%), LO 1 – 5;
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3 contact hours a week and 7 hours a week of self-study and assignments
Requisite and Incompatibility
Lecture notes and select references relevant to topic, as well as research articles from technical journals.
Two semesters of university level mathematics for physicists and engineers; two semesters of first year university advanced level physics. Students must be familiar with the basic theory of optics, including familiarity with Maxwell’s equations and wave concepts. Students are recommended to complete the first year of the Master of Engineering in Photonics program before enrolling in this course.
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
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9603||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person|