Course: Optical Measurements

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Course title Optical Measurements
Course code OPT/OM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Podloucký Jan, RNDr. Ing.
Course content
- Measurement of speed of light, Foucalt method - Measurement of distances by optical methods, interferometry, telemetry, optical radars, interferometer setup. Measurement of air refractive index. - Measurement of refractive index and dispersion with goniometer and Abbe refractometer. - Measurement of quality and shape parameters of optical surfaces, radius of curvature, flatness, angle and pyramidal error of prism - Polarization of light, methods for obtaining of polarized light, measurement of polarization state - Measurement of coherent properties of light, spatial and time coherence, coherence length measurement - Spectral properties of light, construction of spectrophotometer, transmissivity and its measurement - Analysis of wavefront, measurement of aberration, geometric-optical and wave aberrations, Shack-Hartmann sensor - Measurement of parameters of laser beam; moving edge, moving slit and second moments (4 sigma) methods - Modulation of light polarization. Acousto-optical modulator. Birefrigence measurement - Fabry-Perot interferometer. Measurement of HeNe laser spectrum - Optical transfer funkctiom. Measurement of modulation transfer function

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
Measurement of speed of light, Foucalt method
Lectures focused on getting knowledge and improvement of experimental skill Ability to define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, demonstration of the theoretical knowledge and basic experimental competence for solution of model problems.
Knowledge of optics wihtin the range of basic course and introductory laboratory lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

<ul> <li> Knowledge within the scope of the course topics (examination) </ul>
Recommended literature
  • Fiala, P., Richter, I. (2005). Fyzikální optika. ČVUT, Praha.
  • Malý, P. (2008). Optika. Praha: Nakladatelství Karolinum.
  • Saleh, B.E.A., Teich, M.C. (1995). Základy fotoniky. český překlad Matfyzpress, UK Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
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Faculty of Science Digital and Instrument Optics (1) Physics courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Science Optics and Optoelectronics (2015) Physics courses 1 Summer