Experimental optics course (1st semester)
Having extensive hands-on experience is one of the most valuable professional attributes a true expert in optics and photonics must possess. To already strengthen laboratory experience during the beginning of the Master's degree program, the ASP provides an experimental optics course where high-level experiments using exclusively research-grade components and equipment can be performed. The laboratory equipment contains continuous-wave and pulsed lasers and allows for training in interferometry, linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, optical time-domain reflectrometry and optical tweezing, to name a few. These techniques were selected with respect to their educational value and devised by ASP's senior scientists and academic tutors. They are fully operated by ASP Master's degree students.