BASIC IN OPTICS
A basic course on electromagnetic waves and optical phenomena.
Knowledge of the basic physical principles and phenomena related to electromagnetic waves.
- Generalities on waves - Electromagnetic waves. Maxwell's equations. Transverse charecter of electromagnetic waves. Relation between E and B in an electromagnetic wave. Electromagnetic field energy. - Electromagnetic waves in homogeneous media. Absorption of electromagnetic waves in a homogeneous medium. - Reflection and transmission. Law of Reflection and Snell's Law. Light Dispersion. Fresnel Formulas. Transmission in anisotropic media and birefringence. - Interference. Interference of spherical waves. Michelson's interferometer - Diffraction. Diffraction from a rectangular slit. Diffraction pattern and resolution power. Diffraction from a circular slit. . - Geometric optics. Flat mirror. Spherical mirrors. Concave mirror. The diopter. - The laser. Absorption, spontaneous emission and stimulated emission. Inversion of populations.
RICCARDO FERRANDO (President)
EMANUELE FELICE PIANO
SERGIO DI DOMIZIO