Course: Techniques of Optical Spectroscopy

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Course title Techniques of Optical Spectroscopy
Course code OPT/TOS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Evseev Vadim, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Kapitán Josef, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to optical spectroscopy. Radiometric and spectroradiometric quantities and their relations and units. Etendue. 2. Overview of basic spectroscopic methods: absorption and emission spectroscopy, luminescence and Raman scattering. Measurement of signal in spectroscopy: dark signal, signal of background, analytical signal. 3. Characterization of radiation. Sources of radiation and their parameters. Blackbody radiation, lasers in spectroscopy. Radiation sources for calibration of intensities and frequencies 4. Detection of optical radiation. Specification of detectors. Characterization of signal and noise. 5. Methods for wavelength selection. Spectral resolution and free-space interval. 6. Absorption filters, interference (Fabry-Perot) filters. Dispersion prism. 7. Diffraction grating. Monochromators and imaging spectrographs. 8. Fabry-Perot interferometer. 9. Michelson interferometer. Measurement of interferogram. Calculation of spectra from interferogram.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Demonstration
Learning outcomes
Introduction to techniques of optical spectroscopy.
The aim of this course is to acquire basic knowledge in optical spectroscopy. Students know fundamental spectroscopy methods, they are able to describe utilization of dispersion elements and interferometers in spectroscopy. Students apply theoretical experience to processing of experimental data (spectra or interferograms).
Without prior requirements.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, Written exam, Student performance

Active participation in class. Completion of final tests with 50% success.
Recommended literature
  • Griffiths, P., De Haseth, J. A. (2007). Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry. Wiley-Interscience, 2nd edition.
  • Ingle, J. D., Crouch S. R. (1988). Spectrochemical Analysis.
  • J. F. James, R. S. Sternberg. (1969). The Design of Optical Spectrometers.
  • Prosser,V. a kol. (1989). Experimentální metody biofyziky. Academia Praha.

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