SERB School


Optical Metrology

Department of Physics, Tezpur University, Tezpur

June 01-21, 2016

Course Contents

The course covers the following:

  1. Basic optics, optical components and systems
  2. Sources and detectors
  3. Laser beam propagation
  4. Interference metrology of surfaces and length
  5. Holography, holographic interferometry, speckle techniques, diffractive optics
  6. Moiré techniques and Talbot phenomenon
  7. Metrology based on polarization techniques
  8. Metrology of biological systems
  9. Optical microscopy, confocal microscopy, phase-contrast
  10. Metrology of optical systems and image analysis
  11. Fiber optic based metrology
  12. MEMs and MOEMs based techniques
  13. Miscellaneous topics like adaptive optics, ellipsometry, plasmonics, magentooptics, vortex beam metrology


  1. K. J. Gasvik, Optical Metrology, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester (1987)
  2. Toru Yoshizawa (Ed.), Handbook of Optical Metrology: Principles and Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (2009)
  3. Rajpal S. Sirohi, Introduction to Optical Metrology, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (2015)

Subject to the availability of funds, one of the books may be provided to the participants.


schematic of a fiber optic gyroscope


Hilger-Chance refractometer prism