Intended learning outcomes
- Gain knowledge of optics from complementary viewpoints of experimental fenomenology, history, and from contemporary applications, including optical ray propagation, reflection and transmission, refraction and absorption, polarization and diffraction, dispersion and interference.
- Gain knowledge of concepts and quantitative relations of geometrical optics, including thematics of collimation, focussing, and image formation in geometrical optics and spatial and spectral resolution in wave optics
- Gain knowledge of good practice and technics of use and integration of geometrical optics based components and moduls into systems and optical instruments, and the utilization of refractive instruments and interferómeters.
- Gain competences and abilities in planning, developping, implementing, analyzing and testing experimentally, in laboratory environment, optical componentes, moduls and systems.
- Gain competence in using in a eficiente way computational tools (including ray tracing applications) in the planning and development of optical systems and instruments;
- Prepare students for the study and analysis of optical phenomena based on light-matter interaction.
- Students should by the end of the semester have acquired competence in the area of semiconductor devices based on the phenomena of absorption, transmission, amplification of light radiation.
- The target materials of this course are the most industrially relevant ones (Si, SiN, III-IV, SiO2 and other transparent oxides) as well as the most promising ones like graphene and other 2D materials.
- Photovoltaic systems and solar cells are taken as application examples