Postgraduate course

Laboratory Course in Optics

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codePHYS263
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish if english-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian
  • Resources

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

This course gives a practical introduction to the field of optics. The following topics are addressed: Diffraction, interference, spatial filtering and interferometry.

This course has a very low capacity. Master students in optics and atomic physics will be prioritized.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the students will be able to:

- Conduct experiments based on written exercises and available literature.

- Search literature and other sources for information required to discuss and evaluate the experimental results

- Write scientific reports describing execution and the findings of the experiments

Recommended Previous Knowledge

PHYS 261

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory exercises and introductory lectures.

Forms of Assessment

Oral exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assesment and oral examination

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