Course: Physical Principles in Photonics

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Course title Physical Principles in Photonics
Course code OPT/FZF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
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
  • Bouchal Zdeněk, prof. RNDr. Dr.
  • Horák Richard, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Šiler Martin, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Petráš František, RNDr.
  • Ježek Miroslav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Fiurášek Jaromír, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Filip Radim, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Dušek Miloslav, prof. RNDr. Dr.
  • Čtyroký Jiří, prof. Ing. DrSc.
Course content
Laser - physical basics of lasers, characteristics of laser light, laser as an amplifier, classification of lasers, application of lasers Sources and detectors - LED, semiconducting laser, semiconducting detectors, photovoltaic cell, avalanche diode, PIN diode, infrared detectors, matrix detectors Statistical and photon optics - statistical properties of light, interference and partial coherence, partial polarization, photon counting, quantum states of light Non-linear optics - non-linear optical materials, non-linear optical phenomena of the second and the third order, coherent propagation of impulses Electro- and acousto-optics: basics of electro-optics, electro-optical elements, interaction of light with sound, acousto-optical elements Optical communication - coding and decoding of optical signal, optical networks, their possibilities Processing of information - optical interconnections, switches, bistable optical elements, logic optical elements, optical processor, architecture of optical computers Optical Quantum information processing - quantum bits encoded into states of single photons, sources of entangled photon pairs, quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, optical quantum computers Waveguide and fibre optics - conduction of light, types of waveguides, technology of preparation of waveguides, applications Integrated optics - integrated optical systems, technology of their, applications Demonstrations from modern optics: lasers, nonlinear elements, interference and coherence, detection, holography, waveguides

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Homework for Teaching - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 48 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Studets shall become familiar with modern areas of optics. Students should obtain a basic overview of the content of disciplines such as nonlinear optics, laser physics, optical communications, quantum optics, optical quantum information processing, and integrated optics.
Subject focused on the acquisition of knowledge. Ability to specify the content of various modern optical disciplines, their mutual relations, and basic important concepts and results.
Knowledge of optics at the level of the introductory kourse in optics at the bachelor study of physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Active participation in class. Demonstration of knowledge of modern optical disciplines to the extent they were taught at the lactures.
Recommended literature
  • Baudyš, A. (1989). Technická optika. ČVUT Praha.
  • Born, M.; Wolf, E. (1980). Principles of Optics. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
  • Saleh, B.E.A.; Teich, M.C. (1991). Fundamentals of Photonics. J. Wiley & Sons, NY.
  • Scott, C. (1994). Introduction to Optics and Optical Imaging. IEEE Press.
  • Yu, F.T.S.; Khoo, I.C. (1980). Principles of Optical Engineering. J. Wiley & Sons.

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
Faculty of Science Optics and Optoelectronics (1) Physics courses 3 Summer