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Area/Catalogue
PHYS 3001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
009151

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2018.

Textbook(s)

FG Smith and TA King 2000, Optics and Photonics, An Introduction, Wiley

Prerequisite(s)

Completion of year 1 level physics in a major/minor of the Bachelor of Science or equivalent Engineering degree.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Course aim

Build basic knowledge of optics, lasers and their applications. To extend the students’ experience in collecting, analysing and reporting experimental data; knowledge and understanding of a range of experimental equipment and techniques employed in experimental and applied physics; practical experience in Lasers and Optics.

Course content

A course in advanced experimental work, under supervision, in the areas of Lasers and Optics. Experimental work is supported by resource sessions on each topic.
Lasers: Introduction, spectrometry, coherence and correlation, laser cavities, rate equations, laser systems and applications, homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening, laser light properties and detection.
Optics: Review of basic optics, geometrical optics, optical instruments, polarisation, interference and diffraction, interferometry, spectrometers, optics and photonics in nature.

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 11 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Practical - Reports (in-class assessment) 2000 words 30% N/A
Project & Seminar Presentation (continuation of practical) 2000 words and 20 mins presentation 30% N/A
Examination or assignment N/A 40% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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