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PHYS 408 Optics

Principles and applications of optical physics. Interference, diffraction, coherence, polarization, Fresnel relations, optical coatings, waves in dielectric media, Gaussian beams, waveguides, optical cavities, lasers, fibre optics, and Fourier optics.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 4

Pre-reqs: One of PHYS 301, PHYS 354 and one of MATH 215, MATH 255.


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
RestrictedPHYS 408 201Lecture2 Wed Fri8:3010:00

Do not email the course instructor for registration issues. If you have the prerequisites, register yourself on the wait list.

ENPH students: If you have a conflict and need to change your lab, drop the course from your STT and register on the wait lists: one for the lecture section and one for a lab. There is only one wait list for a lab, not individual wait lists for each lab. You will be placed into regular sections from the wait list close to the start of term 2.

STTPHYS 408 L2ALaboratory2 Tue11:0014:00
FullPHYS 408 L2BLaboratory2 Wed11:0014:00
STTPHYS 408 L2CLaboratory2 Fri14:0017:00
RestrictedPHYS 408 L2DLaboratory2 Mon14:0017:00
PHYS 408 2WLWaiting List2

This wait list is for the lecture section. Students will be moved into section 201 prior to the start of term two.

PHYS 408 LWLWaiting List2

This wait list section is for a lab. Students will be moved into a lab section prior to the start of term two based on availability.