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Wave Optics - NOOE021
Title: Vlnová optika
Guaranteed by: Department of Chemical Physics and Optics (32-KCHFO)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 9
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:4/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Petr Němec, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Optics and Optoelectronics
Co-requisite : NOFY022
Pre-requisite : NOFY018
Is pre-requisite for: NOOE049, NOOE044, NOOE043
Annotation -
Properties of light waves, polarization, propagation of waves. Complex reprezentation of optical fields.
Last update: T_KCHFO (11.05.2001)
Aim of the course -

This is a considerably advanced course in optics, which is primarily intended for students in the 3rd year of the Bachelor's degree in Physics, or students in the 1st year of the Master's degree in Optics and Optoelectronics. The content of the course forms the basis for subsequent specialized lectures on optics.

Last update: Němec Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (11.05.2023)
Course completion requirements -

In order to be awarded credit, a credit test must be successfully written at the end of the semester. There is one regular and two reparative attempts to pass this test.

The credit must be obtained before registering for the exam.

Last update: Němec Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (11.05.2023)
Literature -


M. Born, E. Wolf: Principles of Optics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2003.

B. E. A. Saleh, M.C, Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, A Wiley-Intersience publication, New York, 1991.

E. Hecht: Optics, Addison Wesley, San Francisco 2002.


Luneburg,R.K.: Mathematical Theory of Optics, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1964

M. Francon: Optical Interferometry

D. Marcuse: Light Transmission Optics

D. Marcuse: Theory od Dielectric Optical Waveguides

H.-G. Unger: Planar Optical Waveguides and Fibers

S. Solimeno, B. Crosignani a P. DiPorto: Guiding, Diffraction and Confinement of Optical Radiation

J. Peřina: Coherence of Light

H. Haken: Light

A. K. Ghatak, K. Thyagarajan: Contemporary Optics

A. K. Ghatak: An Introduction to Modern Optics

C. Curry: Wave Optics

J. A. Arnaud: Beam and Fiber Optics

A. Yariv: Quantum Electronics

A. Papoulis: Systems and Transform with Applications in Optics

J. W. Goodman: Introduction to Fourier Optics

M. Francon: Holography

H. A. Haus: Waves and Fields in Optoelectronics

L. Mandel, E. Wolf: Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics

Last update: NEMEC/MFF.CUNI.CZ (03.04.2008)
Requirements to the exam -

The exam is oral. The exam requirements correspond to the course syllabus.

Last update: Němec Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (11.05.2023)
Syllabus -

1. Basic equations of electromagnetic theory.

2. Polarization of light.

3. Wave propagation in stratified medium.

4. Geometrical optics.

5. Light waves in absorbing medium.

6. Perception of colours.

7. Introduction to theory of optical coherence.

8. Fourier optics.

9. Holography.

10. Gaussian beams and optical resonators.

Last update: Němec Petr, prof. RNDr., Ph.D. (11.05.2023)
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