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Interferometry and Interference in Optical Engineering

Study this free online course on the components and functions of interferometry and interference in optical engineering.

Publisher: NPTEL
Interferometry as a technique is used in many fields of study from astronomy to plasma physics and this free online course provides a comprehensive guide on the components of coherence as a condition of interference in optical engineering. Learn how to apply the fibre-optic Michelson interferometer to traveling-light and also about the function of the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory (LIGO) with this free engineering course.
Interferometry and Interference in Optical Engineering
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Students

    81
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

The phenomenon of interference is primarily used to extract information using interferometry principles and methods and this free online course will teach you the basics of how it works and how it is applied in optical engineering. You will learn how to arrive at an expression for interference intensity when you interfere with two beams that are derived from the same source and about microscopic techniques that can be used to identify light while it's traveling through a cell.

The early work done in the late 19th century by Albert Michelson is covered when discussing the application of the fibre-optic Michelson interferometer to traveling-light. You will learn about the highly configurable 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 a holograph can achieve product authenticity. Holographic interferometry is then studied in more detail as you learn how to make a hologram of an undisturbed object as well as the function of the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory (LIGO) in optical engineering. 

This optical engineering certification is perfect for aspiring optical engineers who want to enhance their knowledge as well as those interested in the physics and technicalities of interferometry and interference, so register today.

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