480-6012/02 – Fibre Optics and Interferometry (VOI)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, HGF, USPIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HLU03 doc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Collect theoretical bases and experimental methods of fibre optics and interferometry Describe, clarify and interpret up-to-date knowledge in this research field Apply modern approaches in solving the practice problems

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The subject Fibre Optics and Interferometry belongs to the facultative subjects of the doctoral study programme Applied Physics. Within this subject, students will be systematically introduced to the theoretical fundamentals of fibre optics and interferometry, and with their applications respectively.

Compulsory literature:

1. SNYDER, A.; LOVE, J. Optical Waveguide Theory. London: Chapman and Hall, 1983. 2. MARCUSE, D. Principles of Optical Fibre Measurements. New York: Academic Press, 1981. 3. HARIHARAN, P. Optical Interferometry. New York: Academic Press, 1985. 4. BORN, M.; WOLF, E. Principles of Optics (Seventh Edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Recommended literature:

1. GOODMAN, J. Statistical Optics. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1985. 2. MANDEL, L.; WOLF, E. Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

One written exam and running oral checks.


Not available.

Další požadavky na studenta

Systematic and independent work of a Ph.D. student is supposed.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Fundamentals of theory of waveguiding in optical fibres: wave theory of guiding in step-index optical fibres and in graded-index optical fibres. Geometrical model of light guiding in multimode optical fibres: ray model of light guiding in step-index optical fibres and in graded-index optical fibres. Dispersion in optical fibres: Material dispersion. Waveguiding and chromatic dispersion. Dispersion in step-index optical fibres and in graded-index optical fibres. Dispersion in multimode optical fibres; ray model. Single-mode optical fibres: Optical field. Dispersion. Specialty optical fibres: Birefringent fibres. Microstructured and photonic bandgap fibres. Measurement of parameters of optical fibres: Loss measurement. Bandwidth measurement. Material and intermodal dispersion measurment. Group delay dispersion measurement. Measurement of dispersion by a phase method. Interferometric methods of a dispersion measurement: tandem time- and spectral-domain interferometry. Refractive index and refractive index profile measurements. Beat length measurement. Optical reflectometry method. Optical interferometrie: Digital processing of interferograms. Processing in the spectral domain. Position and displacement measurement; translation. Deformation field measurement. Holographic interferometry. Spectral optical interferometry: distance, displacement, thickness, dispersion measurements. Fourier spectoscopy. Optical reflectometry: Spectral reflectometry: measurement of parameters of thin films.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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