Course detail

Design of Instruments II

FSI-TK2Acad. year: 2018/2019

The course deals with the following topics: Laser construction, resonator and active medium theory, properties of the light (coherence, propagation of light, active environment theory), tunable lasers - linear spectroscopy, non-linear effects, dye lasers. Coherent lasers - design (He-Ne), energy levels, spectral line width, mode structure. Coherent lasers applications - interferential measurement of geometrical quantities, metrology, length standard, interferometer calibration. Optical trapping, argon laser, optical tunnelling microscope. Laser diodes - types, optical properties, applications, fibre optics, barcode reader, LIDAR, etc. Pulse lasers (Nd:YAG), medicine applications, generation of very short pulses. Power lasers - CO2, laser cutting, surgery. Excursion in laboratories on Institute of Sci. Instr. and in the Technology Centre.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire basic knowledge needed for design and approximate calculations of optical systems. In practicals students will solve calculations of real optical systems focused on their practical utilisation.

Prerequisites

Electron theory of the solid state matter, free electron theory, band gap model, semiconductors, p-n junction, light interaction with solids, Dopplers effect, electromagnetic waves, Maxwell equations, wave equation, reflection and refraction, total reflection, polarised and non-polarised light, interference of the light.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Attendance at practicals is compulsory, one written test in the middle of the semester and one report on a CAD project.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the progress in the field of laser technique and with modern application of lasers in the physical quantities measurement, as well as technology and medicine. The course will include demonstration of concrete application of lasers.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at practicals is obligatory. Absence may be compensated for by the agreement with the teacher depending on the length of absence.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-FIN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-PMO , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Laser construction, resonator and active medium theory, properties of the light (coherence, propagation of light, active environment theory).
Tuneable lasers - linear spectroscopy, non-linear effects, dye lasers.
Coherent lasers - design (He-Ne), energy levels, spectral line width, mode structure.
Coherent lasers applications - interferential measurement of geometrical quantities, metrology, length standard, interferometer calibration. Optical trapping, argon laser, optical tunnelling microscope.
Laser diodes - types, optical properties, applications, fibre optics, barcode reader, LIDAR, etc.
Pulse lasers (Nd:YAG), medicine applications, generation of very short pulses.
Power lasers - CO2, laser cutting, surgery.

seminars in computer labs

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Laser construction, resonator and active medium theory, properties of the light (coherence, propagation of light, active environment theory).
Tuneable lasers - linear spectroscopy, non-linear effects, dye lasers.
Coherent lasers - design (He-Ne), energy levels, spectral line width, mode structure.
Coherent lasers applications - interferential measurement of geometrical quantities, metrology, length standard, interferometer calibration. Optical trapping, argon laser, optical tunnelling microscope.
Laser diodes - types, optical properties, applications, fibre optics, barcode reader, LIDAR, etc.
Pulse lasers (Nd:YAG), medicine applications, generation of very short pulses.
Power lasers - CO2, laser cutting, surgery.
Excursion in laboratories on Institute of Sci. Instr. and in the Technology Centre.