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Introduction to Optical Science and Technology - PHYS221

Optical technology is widely used in industry, telecommunications and modern consumer devices, ranging from the tiny lasers in many disc drives to the thousands of kilometres of optical fibres carrying signals between continents. This unit offers an overview of these technologies, and the science underlying their operation. Topics include: light sources, optical fibres and semiconductor devices. A laboratory program introduces experimental photonics and optical fibre handling skills.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Michael Withford

(MATH132 or MATH135) and [(PHYS140 and PHYS143) or (PHYS106 and PHYS107) or PHYS149Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): OPTO200, OPTO221, PHTN221
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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