Course: Optics of Anisotropic Media

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Course title Optics of Anisotropic Media
Course code OPT/ANIZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Bouchal Zdeněk, prof. RNDr. Dr.
Course content
1. Description and properties of polarized light. 2. Classification, properties and application of anisotropic materials. 3. Propagation of light in uniaxial and biaxial crystals. 4. Basic properties and operation of phase plates. 5. Matrix description of ideal polarization elements. 6. Practical usage of phase plates. 7. Methods of generation of polarized light. 8. Principle and application of polarization filters. 9. Properties and usage of optically active media. 10. Faraday effect and its applications. 11. Electro-optical effect and its applications. 12. Electro-optical effect in liquid crystals, principle and applications of spatial light modulators.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Polarized light, polarization elements, electro-optical effect and applications.
Knowledge of polarization effects and methods for design of basic polarization systems. The aim of this course is to acquire basic skills in simulation of polarization effects in software OSLO Premium.
Knowledge of basic optical phenomena.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Knowledge within the scope specified by the syllabus.
Recommended literature
  • Banerjee, P.P.; Poon, T.Ch. (1991). Principles of Applied Optics. Irwin, Boston.
  • Collett, E. (1993). Polarized light. Marcel Dekker, NY.
  • Saleh, B.A.E; Teich, M.C. (1991). Fundamentals of Photonics. J. Wiley & Sons, NY (český překl.: Základy fotoniky 1.-4. díl, vyd. Mat.fyz. fak. UK Praha, 1994-96).
  • Yariv, A. (1976). Introduction to optical electronics. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York.

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 2 Summer