Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Optics

OPD Acad. year 2007/2008 Summer semester

Electromagnetic waves and light. Fresnel's equations. Reflection at dielectric and metallic surfaces. Koherence, interference from thin films. Diffraction by 2D and 3D structures. Holography. Transmission of light through media. Dispersion. Absorption. Thermal radiation. Energy and light quantities. Image-forming systems. Analytical ray tracing, matrix concept. Errors in image forming. Anisotropic medium, double refraction. Photon. Stimulated and spontaneous emission. Lasers. Luminiscence, phosphors, fluorescence, phosphorescence. Scattering of light, Rayleygh's scattering. Atmosphere ionization, the Aurora. Gas discharge.

Guarantor

Hruška Pavel, doc. RNDr., CSc. (DPHYS FEEC BUT)

Language of instruction

Czech

Completion

Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

Department

Lecturer

Hruška Pavel, doc. RNDr., CSc. (DPHYS FEEC BUT)

Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn theory of physical optics needed for computer graphics and general overview of other parts of optics.

Learning objectives

The goal of the course is to get the students acquainted with principles of physical optics needed for computer graphics and with aspects of modern optics.

Study literature

  • Schroeder G.: Technická optika, SNTL, Praha, ČR, 1981

Fundamental literature

  • Hecht E.: Optics, Addison-Wesley, London 2002, ISBN 0-321-18878-0
  • Yu F. T. S., Jutamulia S, Yin S.: Introduction to information optics, Academic Press, London 2001, ISBN 0-12-774811-3
  • M. Bass et all.: Handbook of Optics, McGraw-Hill, London 1995, ISBN 0-07-047740-X
  • Saleh B. E. A., Teich M. C,: Fundamentals of Photonics 1 - 4, Wiley, New York 1991, ISBN 0-471-83965-5
  • Smith F. G.,King. T. A.:Optics and Photonics, Wiley, Chichester UK 2000, ISBN 0-471-48925-5

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.
  • 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 telescope. The Fermat principle.
  • Analytical ray tracing. Matrix concept. Aperture and field stops. Magnification, resolving power. Errors in image forming. Notes on fiber optics.
  • Anisotropic medium, double refraction. Magneto-optic and electro-optic effects. Photoelasticity. Dichroism.
  • Physical statistics. Photon. Stimulated and spontaneous emission. Inversion population. Lasers.
  • The essentials of luminiscence, phosphors, fluorescence, phosphorescence.
  • Scattering of light. Rayleigh's scattering. Luminous ionization in gases, the Aurora.
  • Gaseous and atmospheric discharge.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  • Individually assigned projects.

Course inclusion in study plans

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