Course details
Course general details
Lasers and Optics in Fluid Research
S104E
once
Course contents
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
This course is designed to provide a general introduction to the classical foundations of optics along with in-depth theory to make the most of standard optical metrology methods.
Light is one of the most powerful tools available to the modern water technology researcher. Not only can we literally see what is happening in our subject of interest but we can reach inside and characterize the forces or chemical species that are present even triggering events to occur. Concentration gradients can be visualized, flow fields and particle trajectories can be measured, and even changes in the molecular behavior of a system characterized. Such experiments are essential for validation of theoretical models and complement many existing capabilities already used by many of us. This course is designed to provide a general introduction to the classical foundations of optics along with in-depth theory to make the most of standard optical metrology methods – many of which will become available later this year through the new Wetsus Optical Metrology Laboratory (OML). In addition to the theoretical section offered this spring, a practical course will be offered in conjunction later this year. Note that this course, or equivalent, is a pre-requisite for use of OML facilities and it is highly encouraged that anyone who has a need to use light in their research attends. This class will be divided into the following individual modules:
• Light is an electromagnetic wave
• Interference and coherence
• Diffraction of light
• Atoms and molecules
• LASER
• Laser safety
• Photodetectors
• Thermography – Thermal Imaging
• Schlieren and Shadows
• Laser vibrometer
• Dispersion relations
• Birefringence
• Scatter
• Light sheets
• Tracer velocimetry
• Phase Doppler Anemometry

In addition to the theoretical section offered this spring, a practical course will be offered in conjunction later this year.
Beginner
3.00
Understanding basics and applications of lasers and optics in fluid research

- 27 lectures á 45 minutes
- demonstrations in the Wetsus laser lab

Prof. Dr. Jakob Woisetschläger (TU Graz, Austria); Adam D. Wexler, MSc (Wetsus)

Course conditions
3
30
Mar 31, 2013
N/A
For each module PDFs will be made available for the students
Wetsus, Leeuwarden
Others

More information:
- adam.wexler@wetsus.nl
- elmar.fuchs@wetsus.nl
Link to the course: http://www.wetsus.nl/research/lasers-and-optics-in-fluid-research


Registration:
jeanette.hoekstra@wetsus.nl


Additional lab practical (1.0 ECTS)
This comprises practical exercises from the classical foundations of optics to modern optical metrology methods and is based upon the course “lasers and optics in fluid research”, which is a prerequisite for this lab practical.
Expected: summer or autumn 2013
More information about the lab practical: http://www.sense.nl/?module=courses&func=displayplanned&planningid=1334

Mar 26, 2014
Registration Closed

Other occurences of this course

Period Location Credits Options
May 1, 2014 - Jun 13, 2014 Wetsus, Leeuwarden 4.00