Nagoya University, School of Engineering Lecture information system (SYLLABUS)

Physical Optics 2(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 3 the previous term
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Hideo KISHIDA Professor 

•Course Purpose
To understand the properties of light and interactions between light and matters, and acquire basic skills for optics and basic knowledge about optical applications.

1. The ability to explain the reflection, refraction and propagation of light on basis of the knowledge of electromagnetic waves in matters and polarization of light.
2. The ability to explain the interaction between light and matters using a classical model of atoms.
3. The ability to explain the light emission and the principle of lasers.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Physical Optics 1, Electromagnetics, Mathematics with Exercises

•Course Topics
1. Electromagnetic waves and polarization of light
1.1 Maxwell's equations
1.2 Fresnel formulae
1.3 Polarized light
1.4 Birefringence
1.5 Electrooptical-effect
1.6 Optical rotation and Faraday effect
2. Interactions between light and matter
2.1 Spectroscopy
2.2 Lorentz model
2.3 Dispersion and absorption
3. Light emission and principle of laser
3.1 Stimulated emission and spontaneous emission
3.2 Luminescence
3.3 Laser

Optical Physics by T. Kushida (Kyoritsu)

•Additional Reading

•Grade Assessment
Examination and reports
Pass mark 60/100


•Contacting Faculty
You can make questions after the class. Otherwise, contact the instructor.


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