Optics of Nanoscale Systems 2

Module PH2103

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2103 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level, which is regularly offered in summer semester only.

This module description is valid to SS 2011.

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h  h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2103 is Jonathan Finley.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Learning Outcome



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, beamer presentation, board work, exercises in individual and group work, discussion


lecture script, practise sheets, accompanying internet site, complementary literature


Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Exam typedurationexam elementsrepetition
mündlich 25 Minutes following semester

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Remarks on associated module exams

If you vistited the courses of the associated module PH2102: Optics of Nanoscale Systems 1 / Optische Eigenschaften von Systemen auf der Nano-Skala 1 during the previous semester but did not take the exam you can take both exams together. In this case you need to register for both exams in the second semester.

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