Course: Optical Materials for IR and UV

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Course title Optical Materials for IR and UV
Course code OPT/IRUV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
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
  • Baránek Michal, Mgr.
  • Chlup Vladimír, RNDr.
Course content
1. Microscopic and macroscopic theory of electromagnetic fields (electric susceptibility, molar refractivity, absorption, dispersion) 2.General requirements for refractive materials for IR band - permeability, absorption 3. Properties of classic material for the IR - Ge and Si 4. Chalkogenní glass - structure and properties 5. Výroba chalkogenního skla a čoček pro IR 6. Optical crystals for IR and plastic material for IR 7. Optical fibers for IR region 8. Thin films for IR 9. IR materials for reflectivive surface 10. Measuring quality of materials in the IR 11. Coating for UV region

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
To deepen students' knowledge in the field of optical materials that determine the possibilities and limits of optical systems in different areas of the optical spectrum.
Deeper understanding of the materials for VIS, IR and UV region. The ability to use the most suitable optical materials in the construction of optical systems
Knowledge of the design and quality of optical systems at the courses OS1 or OA.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Knowledge of the syllabus of lectures
Recommended literature
  • Fischer, R.E., Tadic-Galeb, B.,Yoder,P.R. (2008). Optical System Design. McGraw-Hill, New York.
  • Hilton, A.R. (2010). Chalcogenide Glasees for Infrared Optics. Mc Graw Hill, New York.
  • Shelby, J.E. (2005). Introduction to Glass Science. Cambridge.

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