480-6014/02 – Wave Optics (VOPT)

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 facultiesFEIIntended 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

Explain the theoretical fundamentals of wave optics - electromagnetic optics, including polarization optics and optics of anisotropic media, interference and diffraction of light. Discuss physical principles and applications.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The aim of the subject is to provide students with an overview of the fundamentals of wave optics. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of physical principles as well as on the connection with the application area. The subject includes electromagnetic optics, including polarization optics and optics of anisotropic media, interference and diffraction of light.

Compulsory literature:

1. B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, J. Wiley, New York, 1991. 2. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, Pergamon Press, Oxford 1980. 3. Hariharan, P.: Optical Interferometry. Academic Press, New York, 1985.

Recommended literature:

1. M. Mansuripur: Classical Optics and its Applications, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

tutorials, oral exam


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:

1. ELEKTROMAGNETIC OPTICS - wave equation and its solution - energy of electromagnetic radiation, boundary conditions of Maxwell equations - Gaussian beam, beam optics - lossy media, complex refractive index - optical properties of dielectrics, metals and semiconductors 2. POLARIZATION OF LIGHT AND OPTICS OF THE ANISOTROPIC MEDIUM - Matrix description of light polarization - reflection and refraction at interface, Fresnel relations - optics of anisotropic medium and crystal optics - polarization components, use of light polarization 3. INTERFERENCE AND DIFFRACTION IN OPTICS - interference of light and interferometry basics - diffraction, scalar diffraction theory, Fourier optics - polychromatic light, interference of a partially coherent light

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

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

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner