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2022/2023

Wave optics

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2361021 Z,ZK 4 2P+1L Czech
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Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Synopsis:

The course introduces students to the optical phenomena associated with the wave nature of light and explains the impact of these phenomena on the behavior of optical instruments. Shows the practical applications of interference, dispersion, thin film systems.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Maxwell formulae. Scalar and vector waves, polarization.

2. Reflection and refraction at a boundary, boundary conditions.

3. Fresnel's formulae. Brewster angle, total internal reflection.

4. Propagation of light in metal. Dispersion of light, dispersion prisms.

5. Interference of light, degree of mutual coherence. Shape and pitch of fringes.

6. Interferometers: types and applications.

7. Laser: optical resonator, modes, propagation of Gaussian beam.

8. Thin films: dielectric, metal. Reflectivity, transmisivity. Thin film systems.

9. Application of thin films: mirrors, filters, beam splitters.

10. Diffraction at a pinhole, slit, grating.

11. Spectrometers.

12. Diffraction of light in optical instruments, resolving power.

13. Birifringency, polarizers, phase retarders.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Design of basic multilayer systems. Analysis of some interferometers. Laboratory tasks: measurements with interferometers.

Study Objective:

To understand patterns of wave optics, interference phenomena, dispersion and diffraction. To be able to apply this knowledge to design systems of thin layers, when measuring with interferometers and spectrometers and acquire measurement techniques for these devices.

Study materials:

Z.Knittl: Optics of Thin Films,1976,John Wiley and Sons, N.Y.

M. Born, E. Wolf: Principles of Optics

http://control.fs.cvut.cz/en/courses/wave-optics-e361021

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