- Code ENGN6512
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Physics Education Centre and the RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science / ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Engineering
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 co-taught with undergraduate students but assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and be able to explain the principles and operation of a laser;
- Gain hands-on experience in working with lasers;
- Understand and be able to apply the principles of optical modulation and detection as well as evaluate its performance;
- Understand nonlinear optics and photonics phenomena and how they impact modern advanced technological systems;
- Be able to apply complex optical techniques in cutting edge optical instrumentations and optical engineering applications.
- Generate succinct laboratory reports based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis.
- Demonstrate effective team work in laboratory experiments.
- Examination 30%, laboratory 30%, assignments 30%, case study 10% (30) [LO null]
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20 lectures, 6 tutorials, 3 lecture slots of Student talks 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|
|2600||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||31 Mar 2020||29 May 2020||In Person||N/A|