Experimental Physics III, WS 2020/21

Dates Lectures/Exercises

Prof. Dr. Frank Cichos
Monday: 11:15–12:45, online in Moodle
Thursday: 11:15–12:45, online in Moodle
Alexander Fischer
Nicola Söker


  • The online exam will take place on February 11, 2021, 09:20am–12:20pm in Moodle.
  • Retake Exam: March 25, 09:00am12:00pm (announced: February 23)
  • In case of technical issues with Moodle or the like during the exam, you can contact:
    Nicola Söker, email, phone: +49 341 97-32575
    Alexander Fischer, email
    Frank Cichos, email

Important Information

  • The lecture takes place online only synchronously via BigBlueButton on Mondays and Thursdays, 11:15am–12:45pm. You will find the BigBlueButton link in Moodle.
  • Moodle link
  • The weekly assignments will be made available every Monday via Moodle. Please upload your solutions to Moodle one week later until 11:00am on the lecture Monday.
  • The exercises will start in the week of November 2 and will be held online.
  • Prerequisite for the admission to the examination are 50 % of the total points (sharp!).
  • The module will end with a written examination of 180 min duration, the online exam will take place on February 11, 2021, 09:20am–12:20pm in Moodle.


Part 1

  • Demtröder: Electrodynamics and Optics, Springer, 2019 (amazon)
  • Saleh/Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, Wiley, 2007 (amazon)
  • Jackson: Classical Electrodynamics, Wiley, 1998 (amazon)
  • Hecht: Optics, Pearson, 2016 (amazon)

Part 2

  • Demtröder: Atoms, Molecules and Photons, Springer, 2010 (amazon)
  • Haken, Wolf: The Physics of Atoms and Quanta: Introduction to Experiments and Theory, Springer, 2005 (amazon)
  • Harnwel, Livingood: Experimental Atomic Physics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1933 (amazon)

Additional Material

Lecture Contents

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