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Wave Optics (E361021)
Departments:ústav přístrojové a řídící techniky (12110)
Valid until: ??Range:2P+0.7C+0.3L
The course introduces students to the optical phenomena associated with the wave nature of light and explains the impact of these phenomena on the behavior of optical instruments. Shows the practical applications of interference, dispersion, thin film systems.
Ing. Bc. Šárka Němcová Ph.D.
Letní 2023/2024
Ing. Bc. Šárka Němcová Ph.D.
Letní 2022/2023
Ing. Bc. Šárka Němcová Ph.D.
Letní 2021/2022
1. Maxwell formulae. Scalar and vector waves, polarization.
2. Reflection and refraction at a boundary, boundary conditions.
3. Fresnel's formulae. Brewster angle, total internal reflection.
4. Propagation of light in metal. Dispersion of light, dispersion prisms.
5. Interference of light, degree of mutual coherence. Shape and pitch of fringes.
6. Interferometers: types and applications.
7. Laser: optical resonator, modes, propagation of Gaussian beam.
8. Thin films: dielectric, metal. Reflectivity, transmisivity. Thin film systems.
9. Application of thin films: mirrors, filters, beam splitters.
10. Diffraction at a pinhole, slit, grating.
11. Spectrometers.
12. Diffraction of light in optical instruments, resolving power.
13. Birifringency, polarizers, phase retarders.
Structure of tutorial
Design of basic multilayer systems. Analysis of some interferometers. Laboratory tasks: measurements with interferometers.
Z.Knittl: Optics of Thin Films,1976,John Wiley and Sons, N.Y.
M. Born, E. Wolf: Principles of Optics
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