480-4033/01 – SPR Sensors (SPRS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type A
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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CIP10 doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main objective of the course is to describe the fundamental physics of the surface plasmon resonce (SPR) phenomenon. The SPR effect can be utilized for the construction of specific type of optical sensors. Students who complete this course are able to analyze the suitability of SPR sensor application and design a solution to the given sensoric problem.

Teaching methods



The course addresses various sensors of physical and chemical quantities, and utilise the surface plasmon resonance phenomena.

Compulsory literature:

Maier, A., S.: Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications, Springer, 2007, ISBN-13 978-0387331508 Masanobu, I.: Plasmonic Resonators: Fundamentals, Advances, and Applications, Pan Stanford, 2016, ISBN-13 978-9814745062

Recommended literature:

Gupta, B., D., Srivastava, S., K., Verma, R.: Fiber Optic Sensors Based on Plasmonics, World Scientific, 2015, ISBN 978-981-4619-54-7 Raether, H.: Surface Plasmons on Smooth and Rough Surfaces and on Gratings, Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-3662151242

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion with students during the lessons.


no e-learning available

Other requirements

systematic out-of-class study required


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Physics of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) 2. Maxwell equations and surface plasmon waves 3. Optical prism based SPR systems 4. Methods of SPR detection (angular and spectral domain) 5. Quantities for SPR sensors performance evaluation 6. Sensors based on multimode optical fibers 7. Materials for SPR sensors 8. Sensors based on D-type fibers 9. Sensors based on single-mode fibers 10. Optical fiber grating SPR sensors 11. Sensoric applications - detection of physical and chemical quantities 12. Integrated optics based SPR sensors

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  16
        Examination Examination 70  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: compulsory seminars - max 3 absences with leave

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2019/2020 (N0533A110006) Applied Physics OMS P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (N0533A110006) Applied Physics OIO P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan

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