Optics and Lasers

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Optics and Lasers

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Physics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    The module introduces important physical concepts for the understanding of optics and wave phenomena. The
    course includes complex optical systems, Fourier optics, Gaussian beams, diffraction limit, fundamental
    laser operation, different types of lasers, and advanced laser topics, like second harmonic generation.
    Tutorials to the module are designed to complement the theory and augment learner's insight.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.