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12OPEL Z,ZK 2 2 Czech
Garant předmětu:
Jiří Čtyroký
Jiří Čtyroký
Jiří Čtyroký
Department of Laser Physics and Photonics

Physics and technology of optical fibre and p[lanar waveguides, fibre amplifiers and lasers. Photonic integration. Photonic crystals and plasmonics. Applications in optical communication and sensors.


General backgrounds of electromagnetic theory and physical optics

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Propagation of optical radiation in planar and fibre waveguides, basic properties of optical waveguides.

2. Fabrication of optical fibres. Excursion into the Laboratory of Optical Fibres of the Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR, v. v. i.

3. Transmission properties of optical fibres. Pulse code modulation. Principles of time and wavelength division multiplexing.

4. Amplification of optical radiation in optical waveguides doped with Er3+ and Yb3+ ions. Fibre and waveguide amplifiers and lasers. Stimulated Raman scattering, Ramanamplifiers and lasers. Excursion into the Laboratory of Optical Fibre Amplifiers and Lasers of the Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR, v. v. i.

5. Integrated photonics. Silicon photonics, photonic crystals, plasmonics.

6. Fundamentals of optical sensors. Fibre-optic sensors with Bragg gratings and long-period gratings. Optical fibre gyroscope.

7. Interferometric sensors. Waveguide and surface plasmon (bio)sensors. Excursion into the Laboratory of Optical Sensors of the Institute of Photonics and Electronics AS CR, v. v. i.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Laboratory excursions: Laboratory of optical fibres, IPE. Laboratory of fibre optics, IPE. MOVPE and MBE laboratory, PI. Laboratory of optical sensors, IPE.

Study Objective:


solid background knowledge of electromagnetic guided-wave theory and its applications to guided-wave structures.


orientation in the physical principles, fabrication technologies and the most important applications of planar and fiber optical waveguides and guided-wave elements for optical communication and sensing.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Copies of presentations (handouts) from lectures: www.ufe.cz/~ctyroky/fjfi/opel

[2] B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Recommended references:

[3] P. C. Becker, N. A. Olsson, J. R. Simpson, Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifiers: Fundamentals and Technology, Academic Press, 1999.

[4] S. Sudo, Optical Fibre Amplifiers, Artech House, 1997.

[5] E. J. Murphy, Integrated Optical Circuits and Components: Design and Applications, Marcel Dekker Inc., 1999.

[6] J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1995.

[7] G. T. Reed and A. P. Knights, Silicon Photonics, an introduction. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, 2004.

[8] L. Pavesi and D. J. Lockwood, Silicon Photonics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin - Heidelberg - New York, 2004.

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