The course deals with fundamental topics concerning the processing and acquisition of signals from solid state sensors used for the detection of radiation and especially of elementary particles which travel in the space medium. The main issues about the formation of such signals and the… Read more

The course will touch the following topics:

- definitions and classifications 

- potential contamination sources 

- contamination effects 

- integrated approach to control contamination 

- requirements definition 

- contamination budgeting and… Read more


1) Design of optical coatings based on Maxwell equations
2) Optical properties of… Read more

The course will introduce the main electromagnetic features of optical propagation: wave propagation, power considerations, polarization, intercation with dielectrics.

Aim of the course is to:

  1. Analyze a centred optical system, with several refracting… Read more


Introduction / What is light ? / Fermat principle / Snell-Descartes law / Inhomogeneous media / Dispersive & reflective prisms / Rigorous stigmatism / Real & virtual images / Plane refractive surface / Spherical mirror / Some perfect stigmatic surfaces of systems /… Read more

The course introduces Geographic Information Science principles, methods and tools aiming at building Geographic Information Systems and applications. All the dimensions of GIS are concerned, including data, hardware and software architectures, geo-… Read more

These lectures give an insight into the analysis of satellite data acquired by imaging sensors in a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum. All the main processing steps are discussed: fundamentals on image acquisition and correction, image enhancement, filtering in both… Read more


-Resonator geometries
-Resonator losses
-Longitudinal and transverse modes

-Spontaneous emission
-Absorption and stimulated emission
-Emission lineshape and line broadening

Read more