Course: Wave and Geometrical Optics 2

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Course title Wave and Geometrical Optics 2
Course code OPT/VPO2X
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hradil Zdeněk, prof. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Definition of geometrical, wave and electromagnetic optics, mathematical formalism for description of wave phenomena Solutions of Helmholtz equation in the form of plane waves, harmonic analysis, diffraction grating Kirchhoff solution of wave equation, Fraunhoffer and Fresnel approximation Fourier optics, general description of linear systems, transfer and response functions Examples of use of Fraunhoffer and Fresnel approximation, diffraction at a circular slit, Talbot images, FFT Coherent and non-coherent imaging in wave optics Electromagnetic optics and laws of conservation, energy optics Classification of optical properties of medium according to susceptibility, Kramers-Kröning relations, propagation of pulses in disperse medium, speed of light Polarization of light and its description, effect in anisotropic medium Rayleigh scattering

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Definition of geometrical, wave and electromagnetic optics, mathematical formalism for description of wave phenomena
Knowledge Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems.
No prior requirements.

Assessment methods and criteria

Knowledge within the scope of the course topics (examination)
Recommended literature
  • Fuka, J.; Havelka, B. (1961). Optika. SPN, Praha.
  • Kvasnica J. (1985). Teorie elektromagnetického pole. Academia 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
Faculty of Science Optics and Optoelectronics (1) Physics courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Science Optometry (1) Health service 1 Summer
Faculty of Science Digital and Instrument Optics (1) Physics courses 1 Summer