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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
STT PHYS 408 201 Lecture 2 Wed Fri 8:30 10:00

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.

STT PHYS 408 L2A Laboratory 2 Tue 11:00 14:00
Restricted PHYS 408 L2B Laboratory 2 Wed 11:00 14:00
Full PHYS 408 L2C Laboratory 2 Fri 14:00 17:00
STT PHYS 408 L2D Laboratory 2 Mon 14:00 17:00
  PHYS 408 2WL Waiting List 2

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

  PHYS 408 LWL Waiting List 2

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.