516-8817/01 – Optical sensors (OS)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The course provides the survey of state-of-art in the area of optical sensors. The students should be able to evaluate, analyze and suggest the solutions to various practical sensing situations based on optical sensors applications.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course is oriented on optical sensors of physical and chemical quantities. Fundamental principles are discussed together with specific sensing setups. The role of optical fiber sensing technology is stressed.

Compulsory literature:

Haus, J.: Optical Sensors: Basics and Applications, Wiley-VCH, 2010, 978-3527408603 Grattan, L. S.: Optical Fiber Sensor Technology, Springer, 2000, 978-0792378525 Grattan, L. S., Meggitt, B. T.: Optical Fiber Sensor Technology: Advanced Applications - Bragg Gratings and Distributed Sensors, Springer, 2010, 978-1441949998

Recommended literature:

Iizuka, K.: Elements of photonics I, II, Wiley & Sons, 2002, 0-471-40815-8 Buck, J. A.: Fundamentals of Optical Fibers, Wiley-Interscience, 2004, 978-0471221913

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Discussion with students during the lessons.


No e-learinig available.

Other requirements

Systematic individual off-classroom study is assumed.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Fundamental principles used for design of optical sensors 2. Basic components of optical sensors - light sources, detectors and waveguide components 3. Optical sensors of diplacement, position, velocity and angular velocity 4. Optical sensors of temperature, press and vibration 5. Optical sensors of electric and magnetic quantities 6. Optical sensors of chemical and biological quantities 7. Fundamental features of optical fiber sensors 8. Single-mode and multimode optical fiber sensors 9. Sensing applications if fiber optic gratings 10. Fiber optic spectrometers 11. Fiber optic interferometers application in sensing problems 12. Sensor based on specialty optical fibers

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2015/2016 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2014/2015 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2013/2014 (N1701) Physics (1702T001) Applied physics P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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