Course: Laser Applications

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Course title Laser Applications
Course code OPT/APLA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Petráš František, RNDr.
  • Bouchal Zdeněk, prof. RNDr. Dr.
  • Podloucký Jan, RNDr. Ing.
  • Čelechovský Radek, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kapitán Josef, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Horák Richard, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. The principle of operation and construction of laser, basic types and trends in the development of lasers. 2. The properties of laser radiation, detection and diagnosis of laser radiation, principles of the safe work with lasers. 3. An overview of scientific and technical applications of lasers. Laser systems in technological applications and surgery. 4. The use of lasers in spectroscopy. 5. The utilization of mechanical effects of laser radiation, transfer of momentum and angular momentum by laser beams. Physical properties, experiments and applications of nonstandard laser beams. 6. Military applications of lasers, range finders, markers, irradiators, LIDAR, laser navigation. 7. The principle of operation of laser systems for measuring distance, position, surface quality, speed, vibration and shape parameters. 8. The principle and experimental demonstration of the shadow and non-contact laser scanning method of measuring transverse dimensions (telecentric optical components, divide the elements, detectors, analysis of the accuracy of measurement). 9. Use of lasers in optical communications (principles and components used in fiber and wireless communication). 10. Semiconductor lasers, current technology, semiconductor UV lasers use semiconductor lasers in spectroscopy and sensors.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The principle of operation and construction of laser, physical, technological, military and medical applications of lasers.
Knowledge of basic applications of lasers in science and technology.
No prior requirements.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Knowledge within the scope specified by the syllabus.
Recommended literature
  • (1994). Lasery a moderní optika. Prometheus, Praha.
  • Ponec, J. (1989). Transformace laserového záření optickými soustavami. UP Olomouc.
  • Ready, J.F. (1978). Industrial applications of lasers. Academic Press N.Y.
  • 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).
  • Sochor, V. (1990). Lasery a koherentní svazky. ČSAV, Praha.
  • Thyagarajan, K.; Ghatak, A.K. (1981). Lasers - theory and applications. Plenum press, N.Y.

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 3 Summer