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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Advanced Fundamentals of Photonics - AP403009
Title: Advanced Fundamentals of Photonics
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Matějka Pavel prof. Dr. RNDr.
Interchangeability : P403009
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course dedicated to Ph.D. students represents an overview of relevant key parts of advanced optics; the specific attention is focused on optical waveguides, resonators, principles of lasers and applied laser optics. Attention is paid to nonlinear optics, electro-optical and opto-acoustic phenomena. Current advances in photonics with respect to physico-chemical and material applications are annotated within the subject. Ph.D. students have to perform a critical evaluation of published papers.
Last update: Matějka Pavel (04.09.2019)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

  • explain the principles of modern photonics
  • describe the corresponding instruments and instrumental parts.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)
Literature -

Agrawal, Govind P.. (2008). Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics (2nd Edition). Elsevier. Retrieved from

Fundamentals of Photonics, Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich, 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

ISBNs: 0-471-83965-5 (Hardback); 0-471-2-1374-8 (Electronic)

Photonics. An Introduction, Author: Reider, Georg A., 2016 Springer, eBook ISBN 978-3-319-26076-1, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-26076-1, Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-26074-7

Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications, Editors: A. Di Falco, M. Lapine, P. Tassin, M. Vanwolleghem, L. O'Faolain (W. Whelan-Curtin), Elsevier ISSN: 1569-4410.

Published review papers and original studies.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)
Learning resources -

electronic materials and files - available on-line in the domain

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)
Syllabus -

1) Nature and Properties of Light

2) Light Sources

3) Lasers and Other Coherent Sources

4) Basic Geometrical Optics

5) Basic Physical Optics

6) Photons and Semiconductors

7) Optical Detectors and Human Vision

8) Optical Waveguides and Fibers

9) Photonic Devices for Imaging, Mapping, and Storage

10) Electro-optics

11) Acousto-optics

12) Basic Principles and Applications of Holography

13) Surface Plasmon Photonics

14) Non-linear Optics and Photonics Devices

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)
Entry requirements -

Basic knowledge of general physics - especially chapters on optics

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)