516-0057/01 – Physics III - Optics (FIII)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits6
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil PostavaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2007/2008Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PIS50 prof. Ing. Jaromír Pištora, CSc.
POS40 doc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Student learns fundamentals of optics. Attention is focused: (1) on theoretical principles, which will be applied in consequent study, (2) on learning of ability to solve physical problems in optics and apply mathematical knowledge in description of optical phenomena, (3) to get wide knowledge and summary of optical methods in modern applications.

Teaching methods



Contents: - Geometric optics, optical instruments, aberrations of optical systems, eye, matrix ray optics. - Wave function, wave and Helmholtz equations, plane and spherical waves, Gaussian beam, polychromatic light. - Interference, diffraction, and coherence of light. - Electromagnetic optics, energy of electromagnetic radiation, solution of Maxwell's equations in homogeneous and isotropic medium . - Conducting media, complex permittivity, relation between absorption and dispersion. - Polarization of light, reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves, Fresnel's equations. - Optics of anisotropic media, introduction to nonlinear and quantum optics

Compulsory literature:

SALEH, B. E. A., TEICH, M. C., Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1991; JENKINS, F. A., WHITE, H. E., Fundamentals of optics, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, 1981; HECHT, E., Optics, 2nd ed. Addison-Wesley, 1987.

Recommended literature:

SALEH, B. E. A., TEICH, M. C., Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1991; YOUNG, M., Optics and Lasers, Springer, Berlin, 1986; HALLIDAY, D., RESNICK, R., WALKER, J.: Fundamentals of Physics, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 1997; FEYNMAN, R. P., LEIGHTON, R. B., SANDS M., The Feynman lectures on physics, Addison-Wesley 1966;

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Obsahové zaměření: - Geometrická a maticová optika. - Elektromagnetická optika, energie elektromagnetického záření, vlnová a Helmholtzova rovnice. - Interference, difrakce, koherence světla. - Vodivá prostředí, komplexní permitivita, vztah absorpce a disperze. - Polarizace světla, odraz a lom elektromagnetických vln, Fresnelovy vztahy. - Elektronový obal atomu, atomová spektra. - Charakteristiky atomového jádra, radioaktivní procesy, jaderné reakce. - Částice, interakce a detekce částic.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 40 (40) 0
                Written exam Written test 40  0
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 0
                Written examination Written examination 20  0
                Oral Oral examination 40  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2009/2010 (B3942) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B3942) Nanotechnology (3942R001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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