480-8682/01 – Photonics Crystals (FOT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, 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

Analyse the methods used for description of photonic crystal structures, evaluate the application of photonic crystals structures in terms of solution to practical problems

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course extends the students knowledge in mathematics, physics, optelectronics and integrated optics. The aim is to present the principles and methods used for the description, design and application based on wave propagation in photonic crystal structures.

Compulsory literature:

JOANNOPOULOS, J. D., JOHNSON, S. G., WINN, J. N., MEADE, R. D.: Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light, 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 2008, ISBN-13 978-0691124568 BJARKLEV, A., BROENG, J., BJARKLEV, A. S.: Photonic Crystal Fibers, Springer, 2003, ISBN 978-1402076107

Recommended literature:

LOURTIOZ, J.-M. a kol.: Photonic Crystals: Towards Nanoscale Photonic Devices, 2nd ed., Springer, 2008, ISBN 978-3540783466 JOHNSON, S. G., JOANNOPOULOS, J. D.,: Photonic Crystals - The Road from Theory to Practice, Springer; 1st ed., 2002, ISBN 978-0792376095

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. Photonic crystals: the electromagnetic field in a periodic environment, the variation approach in electromagnetism 2. Symmetry, translation, photonic band structure 3. 1D photonic crystals: multilayered media, Brillouin zone, evanescent modes, incomplete band gap 4 . 2D photonic crystals: the system of dielectric and metal rods and tubes 5. 3D objects and complete photonic band gap 6. Defects in photonic crystals: the influence of point and line defects 7. Application of photonic crystals: crossing, splitting and coupling in photonic waveguides 8. Metamaterials: superlenses, delay lines, etc. 9. Photonic crystal fibers: a description electromagnetic fields in microstructured fibers 10. Photonic crystal fibers: waveguiding, basic transmission properties 11. Special types and applications of photonic crystal fibers: birefringent and nonlinear fibers 12. Sensors based on photonic crystals fibers 13. Current trends in photonic crystal fibers technology

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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2020/2021 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology F2 P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2019/2020 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology F2 P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type A study plan
2018/2019 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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