516-8821/01 – Applications of interferometry and fibre optics (AIVO)

Gurantor departmentInstitute of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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HLU03 doc. RNDr. Petr Hlubina, CSc.
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

Collect theoretical bases and experimental methods of interferometry and fibre optics. Describe, clarify and interpret the most important findings in this field. Apply modern approaches in solving the practice problems.

Teaching methods



The subject is connected with the student's knowledge of optics and diagnostics. Student gains knowledge in the areas of interferometry and fiber optics and will be familiar with their applications in various fields of physics.

Compulsory literature:

Engst, P., Horák, M.: Laser Applications (in Czech), SNTL, Prague 1989; Sochor,V.: Lasers and Coherent Beams (in Czech), Academia, Prague 1990; Hariharan, P.: Optical Interferometry, Academic Press, New York 1985; Schroffel, J., Novotný, K.: Optical Waveguides (in Czech), SNTL, Prague 1986.

Recommended literature:

Mandel, L., Wolf, E.: Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1995. Snyder, A., Love, J.: Optical Waveguide Theory, Chapman and Hall, London 1983. Marcuse, D.: Principles of Optical Fibre Measurements, Academic Press, New York 1981.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

One semestral work.


Not available.

Other requirements

It is supposed a systematic work of a student of a Magister study.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Statistical description of optical fields. 2. Two-beam interference of partially coherent optical fields. 3. Interferometry in the time domain. 4. Interferometry in the spectral domain. 5. Spectral reflectometry and polarimetry. 6. Applications of interferometry. 7. Fundamentals of theory of waveguiding in optical fibres. 8. Dispersion in optical fibres. 9. Single-mode optical fibres. 10. Specialty optical fibres. 11. Measurement of parameters of optical fibres. 12. Applications of fibre optics.

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 points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit  
        Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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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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