This course is taught in english. It covers the following subjects:
Introduction to statistical tools to treat light disturbances.
Definition of temporal and spatial coherence of light sources with a statistical approach.
Description of the speckle phenomenon (mainly Fourier speckle) and its manifestations.
Outline of the course:
- Reminder on coherent and incoherent imaging (impulse response functions, transfer functions) (1 lecture)
-Introduction to statistical optics (1 lecture)
-Temporal and spatial coherence of optical waves (3 lectures)
-Speckle phenomenon and applications through seminars on current research topics (4 lectures)
-Photo-detection (1 lecture)
Requirements : Fresnel and Fraunhoffer diffraction theory - Application of diffraction theory to simple imaging systems - Fourier filtering - Basic mathematics on random variables
see for example : Fourier Optics section of the Wave Optics course in M1
Evaluation mechanism : Final written exam (duration 3 hours) in december.
Last Modification : Sunday 10 November 2013