FYO Acad. year 2006/2007 Summer semester 5 credits
Language of instruction
Subject specific learning outcomes and competences
Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills
- Schroeder, G.: Technická optika, SNTL, Praha, CZ, 1981 (in Czech)
- Halliday, D., Resnick, R., Walker, J.: Fundamentals of Physics, Willey, New York, USA, 1997, ISBN 0-471-10559-7
- Alonso, M., Finn, E.J.: Fundamental University Physics, Addison-Wesley, Reading, UK, 1973
- Hecht, E., Zajac, A.: Optics, Addison-Wesley, Reading, UK, 1977, ISBN 0-201-02835-2
Syllabus of lectures
- Electromagnetic waves and light.
- Light at the interface of two media, Fresnel's equations. Reflection at dielectric and metallic surfaces, linear and elliptical polarization. Polarizers.
- Coherence. Interference from thin films. Interference filters. The Fabry-Perot interferometer.
- Diffraction by edges, slits, gratings and 2D and 3D structures. Holography.
- Transmission of light through media. Dispersion, spectrometers, rainbow. Absorption. Scattering.
- Thermal radiation. Energy and light quantities. Receptors, human eye. Spectral sensitivity of receptors. Filters and color dividers.
- Elements of image-forming systems. Mirrors, prisms, lenses, the microscope, the telescopes. The Fermat principle.
- Analytical ray tracing. Matrix concept. Aperture and field stops. Magnification, resolving power. Errors in image forming. Notes on fiber optics.
- The quantum mechanical concept of radiation. The wave function, the Schroedinger equation, the uncertainty principle. The tunnel effect.
- Energy levels, the Pauli exclusion principle, energy bands. Spectra of atoms and molecules. Selection rules.
- Physical statistics. Photon. Stimulated and spontaneous emission. Inversion population. Lasers.
- The basics of luminiscence, phosphors, fluorescence, phosphorescence.
- Radioactive radiation.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students
- Individually assigned projects; it is expected that the "programming part" of the assignment will be consulted and evaluated in other course (more computer science oriented).
- Mid-term exam - up to 10 points
- Project - up to 30 points
- Written exam - up to 60 points
Course inclusion in study plans