PHYS-715 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Guizar Sicairos Manuel, Invited lecturers (see below)

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Fall 2024


Every year


This course gives an introduction to principles of Fourier and physical optics, optical response functions, and sampling. On the second half the course covers topics of advanced imaging, including 3 - 4 guest lecturers who are experts in application or development of advanced imaging techniques.



physical optics, imaging, sampling, applications of advanced imaging, X-ray microscopy, phase retrieval

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

General background in Physics, Optics, and Mathematics at the Master level
Basics of programming with notion of one programming language

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Predict the optical performance of imaging systems based on diffraction theory
  • Analyze joint performance of optics with detector electronics
  • Perform wave propagation, phase retrieval, and holographic reconstructions
  • Detailed knowledge of advanced imaging techniques directly from the researchers shaping their respective fields.
  • Critical reading of scientific literature and setting of objectives to replicate partially the results
  • Teamwork, team learning
  • Communication with professionals of different disciplines
  • Identify imaging or processing techniques that may complement their PhD research



Introduction to Fourier Optics - Joseph W. Goodman

Ressources en bibliothèque

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In the programs

  • Number of places: 20
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Physical Optics and Advanced Imaging
  • Lecture: 27 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 8 Hour(s)
  • Project: 14 Hour(s)
  • Type: optional

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