With the compulsory elective subject Optics and Photonics, the IOAP wants to inspire students of the bachelor's program in physics at an early stage, i.e. already from the first semester, for fundamentals and modern concepts as well as current applications of optical methods. The elective is divided into two modules, which can be taken independently and in any order:
Each module is an integrated course consisting of four hours of lecture per week plus exercises and practicals. Details can be found in the current course catalog and on the corresponding ISIS course pages.
The module introduces the fundamentals of optics and photonics and provides more in-depth knowledge on selected topics. A basic understanding of optical-physical phenomena is developed and an overview is given:
After a short mathematical introduction, this module first discusses basic optical phenomena based on Maxwell's equations. With this foundation, current research topics are then addressed. In detail, the following topics will be taught:
Each module Optics and Photonics I or II is concluded with an oral examination. Prerequisites for the examination are that (a) you have correctly calculated 50% of the exercises (these are handed in for correction in teams of two to three students) and (b) you have successfully completed the practical experiments in a team with a protocol. Each successfully completed module will be credited with 12 credit points according to ECTS.