Course Code PHC433
Semester 7
Category Basic
Points 3
ECTS Units 5
Recommended Reading

Instructive books:
1) “Applied Optics with subjects of Optoelectronics and Laser”, D. Zevgοils. Tziola Publications, Thessalonica 2007
2) “Courses of Optics”, G. Asimellis, Publications of Modern Knowledge, Athens 2006.

Suggested Bibliography:
1) «Optics», Ε. Hecht (Addison Wesley Editίon)
2) «Introduction to Optics», Frank Pedrotti, Leno Pedrotti, (Pearson International Edition).

Course Description

Examination of Electromagnetic theory. Light and photons. Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation and Matter. Optical properties of metals and dielectric materials.

Refraction. Scattering. Fresnel Equations. Atmospheric Optics. Refraction of Light in Spherical Surface. Transfer Matrices and Jones Matrices.

Polarization, polarizers, dichroism, birefringence, optical activity. Faraday, Kerr and Pockels effects. Mathematical description of polarization.

Interference of optical waves. Interferometers: Mickelson, Mach ¬- Zehnder, Sagnac, Fabry-Perot, Twyman-Green. Applications.

Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction