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Materials Optics (Materialoptik) 6 hp

The overall goal is to give a physical background to linear optical properties of materials, to describe how they can be measured and analyzed with modern techniques and to give examples on how they can be utilized in devices and for understanding of advanced optical structures. Special emphasis will be on tools (often matrix-based) for analyzing complex structures used in devices as well as found in nature. 

To be linear or not linear – that’s the question!
Where is my linearly polarized light?
I’m afraid it’s not in sight
It is travelling in vacuum and shouldn’t be late
Oh my, it was transformed in a quarter-wave plate
Did it undergo some strange rotation?
No, it changed to circular polarization
Håkan Anderwall 1997

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