Course: Digital Diffractive Optics

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Course title Digital Diffractive Optics
Course code OPT/DDO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Nistor Ioan Cristian, Ph.D.
  • Bouchal Zdeněk, prof. RNDr. Dr.
Course content
1. Principles of diffractive optics, basic types of diffractive optical elements and applications. 2. Transformation of light by diffractive elements, Fresnel zone plate and phase plate. 3. Transmission of light through diffraction grating, Fraunhofer diffraction on system of slits. 4. Basic types of diffraction gratings, grating equation and diffraction efficiency, analysis of amplitude gratings (binary, cosine). 5. Analysis of the diffraction efficiency of phase gratings (binary and cosine). 6. Ideal and real blazed gratings. 7. Signal sampling in diffractive optics. 8. Design of diffractive optical elements, MOD and HD lenses. 9. Realization of diffractive optical elements. 10. Design of phase holograms using Gerchbergova - Saxtonova algorithm. 11. Computer-generated holograms, the principle of spatial light modulation. 12. Spatial light modulators in diffractive optics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Diffraction effects, principle and mathematical models of diffractive elements, design algorithms,implementation of diffractive elements, simulations in VirtualLab software.
Knowledge of basic principles and applications of diffractive optics. The ability to use optical programs OSLO Premium and VirtualLab for desing and analysis of diffractive optical elements.
Knowledge corresponding to the basic optics course.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Credit requirements: solving assigned tasks. Exam requirements: knowledge defined by sylabus.
Recommended literature
  • Fiala, P. (1999). Základy fyzikální optiky. skripta ČVUT Praha.
  • Kress, B., Meyrueis, P. (2000). Digital Diffractive Optics. J. Wiley, New York.
  • Soifer, V.A. (2002). Methods for Computer Design of Diffractive Optical Elements. J. Wiley, 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 Winter