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Course PHY-WPFEP-201-K-7

Coherent Optics (2V, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
2 V Lecture 4.0 CP 28 h 92 h
(2V) 4.0 CP 28 h 92 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Area of study [PHY-EP] Experimental Physics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.
    Proof of regular and active participation in course, the conditions for the regular and active participation are made public at the beginning of the course


  • principles of lasers
  • laser resonators
  • laser modes
  • interference and coherence
  • short and ultrashort optical pulses
  • overview of nonlinear optics
  • wave optics
  • Fourier optics and diffraction
  • speckles
  • holography and holographic interferometry
  • coherent Fourier-optical spatial frequency filtering
  • broad-area semiconductor lasers
  • optical waveguides


  • Hecht: Optics, Pearson
  • Meschede: Optics, light and lasers, Wiley-VCH


Current information and materials accompanying the course will be announced in the lecture or on the website of the course.


Registration is not required.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [PHY-WPFEP-201-K-7]

Module Name Context
[PHY-QT-AQP-M-6] Quantum Technologies WP: Obligation to choose 2V, 4.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[PHY-WPh-KPOOL-7] Wahlbereich Physik