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Hi

Im undergrad physics hoping to go into theoretical or mathematical physics. The course Photonics II clashes with one of my math courses Fields and Geometry III and im told by my course advisor it isnt essential.

I dont mind doing missing a lecture a week of my maths course to do the photonics course if it will be useful or important given where i want to go, but i would prefer not to.

the course description says

"This course will introduce students to the fundamental physics of modern optical and photonic technology. Optical fibres and waveguides. Fundamental properties of light. Electron energy bands in semiconductors and the implications of direct and indirect bandgaps. Light emitting and laser diodes and LEDs. Excitons. Quantum confinement including quantum dots, wires and wells. Characteristics of Bragg gratings. Practical work in polarisation of light, laser diodes, modes of lasers and interferometers, optical fibres."

im not interested at all in photonics or optics, but my degree page says its recommended, so i was just wondering if anyone here thought this course is worthe the hassle of missing my math lectures....

cheers for any thoughts

bart

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# Photonic II - Do I need it ?

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