ED-OPTICS: Principles of Physical Optics:

Education product

The four modules in ED-OPTICS (polarisation, reflection and refraction, diffraction, interference & coherence) examine various topics in physical optics and provide a solid grounding in the fundamental optical principles that are applied in various optical systems and instruments.

The four modules (POL, R&R, DIFF, I&C) can be supplied individually, or combined as a modular / complete package.

Experiments Examine:

Polarisation:
Malus’ Law, Properties of half, quarter & arbitrary wave plates, States of polarisation, Strain birefringence & sensing
Reflection & Refraction:
Snell’s Law, Fresnel Equations, Brewster’s Angle, Critical angle, TIR, Refractive index determination
Diffraction:
Fraunhofer & Fresnel diffraction at slits / apertures, Reflection and transmission gratings, Laser wavelength determination
Interference and Coherence:
Michelson interferometer, Optical surface quality, Optical element measurements, Laser coherence & cavity length measurements

Also available:

WAVE – Optical Waveguiding Module