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Interferometry and Interference in Optical Engineering

Free online course on the components and functions of interferometry and interference in optical engineering.

Engineering
Free Course
This free online course on interferometry and interference in optical engineering provides a comprehensive guide on the components of coherence as a condition of interference. Learn how to apply fibre Michelson interferometer to light traveling. Learn also about the function of the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory in optical engineering. Begin this course and improve your knowledge of interferometry and interference.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on interferometry and interference in optical engineering will begin by introducing you to the phenomenon of interference as well as how to arrive at an expression for interference intensity when you interfere with two beams that are derived from the same source. You will learn about the usefulness of interference in optical engineering and some microscopic techniques that can be used to identify light while it's traveling through a cell.

This course will also introduce you to the application of fibre Michelson interferometer to light traveling. You will learn about the Mach Zehnder interferometer as it inter-creates two beams of light in interference, as well as the function of the phase-shifting interferometer. This course will teach you about the meaning of holography and how having a holograph on a product gives credence to the authenticity of that product.

Finally, this course will introduce you to holographic interferometry. You will learn how to make a hologram of an undisturbed object as well as the function of the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory in optical engineering. This course will enhance your knowledge of the applications of optical engineering. Start this course now and improve your knowledge of interferometry and interference in optical engineering.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the concept of interferometry basics in optical engineering.
  • Analyze the concept and types of coherence as a condition for interference.
  • Identify different conditions for interference.
  • Analyze the implications for coherence and its importance in optical engineering.
  • Discuss the meaning and functions of holography in optical engineering.
  • Analyze the steps in holography and the theory of holography.
  • Explain the concept and components of holographic interferometry.
  • Discuss the concept of laser interferometry gravitational-wave observatory.
  • Explain the basic layout of the optics of a CD player and the Nyquist sampling theorem as it relates to optical engineering.

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