A basic course on electromagnetic waves and optical phenomena.

  • Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES

      Knowledge of the basic physical principles and phenomena related to electromagnetic waves.

      SYLLABUS/CONTENT
      - 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.
      RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

      Lecture notes

  • Who
    • Teacher(s)
    • Riccardo Ferrando
      tel. (+39) 010 353 6214
      ferrando@fisica.unige.it
    • Exam Board
      61898 - FONDAMENTI DI OTTICA
      Davide Comoretto
      Sergio Di Domizio
      Riccardo Ferrando (President)
      Emanuele Felice Piano
  • How
  • Where and when
    • Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      2 febbraio 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      21 febbraio 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      19 giugno 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      11 luglio 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      27 luglio 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      11 settembre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      28 settembre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
      17 ottobre 2018 9:00 Orale Genova
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