20801989 - PHOTONICS

The course provides students with the basic knowledge of light generation, detection and propagation in free space and through guiding media. Starting from the fundamentals of geometrical, paraxial and quantum optics, the main features of passive and active photonic devices are analysed; such as spectrometers, interferometers, optical fibers, lasers, LED, photodetectors,… evidencing for each of them the performances and critical issues.
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- Preliminaries on waves
- Propagation, interference, reflection of e.m. plane waves
- Propagation and diffraction of light fields
- Polarization of light
- Gaussian beams
- Optical resonators
- Imaging systems and spectrometers
- Guided waves
- Remarks on Lasers

Core Documentation

- P. Mazzoldi, M. Nigro, C. Voci, “Elementi di Fisica, vol. 2”, II edizione, EdiSES (2008)
- F. Gori, "Elementi di Ottica", ed. Accademica (1995)
- Notes provided by the teacher

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Type of evaluation

Written exam with theory questions and possible oral exam