BASIC IN OPTICS

BASIC IN OPTICS

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Code
61898
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
4 credits during the 1st year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemical Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course takes place through lectures. The initial part is devoted to the basic concepts on waves and to the fundamental concepts of electromagnetism. Starting from the analysis of the solutions of the electromagnetic wave equation, the most important phenomena of the wave optics are treated. Then the basic aspects of geometrical optics are explained. Finally, the properties of thermal radiation, LED radiation and of the laser are described.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing the basics of Optics in preparation for advanced chemical disciplines. The following subjects are dealt with: the properties of light radiation from thermal, laser and LED sources; the main phenomena of interference and diffraction; the definition of the various polarization states of a radiation.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Recalls of mathematics on scalar and vector fields, and on differential operators. Generalities on the waves. Electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in homogeneous media. Polarization. Reflection and transmission. Absorption. Interference. Diffraction. Geometric optics. Thermal radiation. LED radiation. Laser.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Every day after appointment request.

Ricevimento: Every day, by appointment via email.

Exam Board

RICCARDO FERRANDO (President)

SERGIO DI DOMIZIO

DAVIDE COMORETTO

DAVIDE BOCHICCHIO

CARLA BIGGIO

LESSONS

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Lectures

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is oral. It consists of a test (duration between 30 and 40 minutes) in which questions are asked on at least two different topics of the course. The questions are aimed at ascertaining the level of understanding of the student, with particular attention to verifying the knowledge of the typical orders of magnitude for the relevant physical quantities.

 

 

Assessment methods

By means of questions at the oral examination. The student must explain the fundamental steps to obtain the required results, and must be able to discuss the physical meaning of the results themselves.