544-0046/03 – Laser Engineering (LT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geodesy and Mine SurveyingCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Václav Mikulenka, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2005/2006Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MIK68 Ing. Václav Mikulenka, Ph.D.
MUC40 Ing. Jitka Mučková, Ph.D.
POS143 Ing. Jiří Pospíšil, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Laser Applications in geodesy.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The subject represents basics of laser physics, with principles of lser construction and abilities of its use in engineering geodesy and mine surveying.

Compulsory literature:

1. KAŠPAR, M., POSPÍŠIL, J.: Využití laserové techniky v investiční výstavbě. Nakladatelství dopravy a spojů (NADAS), Praha 1988 2. ENGST, P., HORÁK, M.: Aplikace laserů. SNTL Praha, 1989 3. VRBOVÁ, M., JELÍNKOVÁ, H., GAVRILOV, P.: Úvod do laserové techniky. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha, 1994 4. VRBOVÁ, M. et al: Lasery a moderní optika. (Oborová encyklopedie) PROMETHEUS, Praha 1994 5. ŠTRONER, M., POSPÍŠIL, J.: Terestrické skenovací systémy. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha 2008, ISBN 978-80-01-04141-3 6. Bahaa,E.A.Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich.: Fundamentals of Photonics.John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 7. Basov,N.G.: Quantum electronics. Moscow 1987. 8. Ross, M.: Laser applications. New York, Academic Press, Inc. 1971.

Recommended literature:


Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Follow-up tasks processed in the exercise.


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Lectures (courses): 1. Introduction, history of laser, the fundamental diagram of laser. 2. Superposition of electromagnetic waves, optical resonator. 3. Substance as a set of quantum systems, thermodynamic equilibrium, Boltzmann distribution. 4. Interaction of optical radiation with substance, spontaneous and stimulated emission, Einstein coefficients. 5. Laser, active medium in the resonator, the output power and spectral composition. 6. Classification of lasers, solid state lasers - parts. 7. Solid-state lasers - the different types. 8. Liquid lasers. 9. Gas lasers - atomic, ion. 10. Gas lasers - the molecular 11. CO2 laser and plasma lasers. 12. Semiconductor lasers. 13. Laser applications in geodesy and mine surveying. 14. Safety of work with lasers. Exercise: 1. Light as electromagnetic radiation. 2. Detection of optical radiation. 3. Use of lasers in geodesy. 4. Use of lasers in mine surveying. 5. Calibration of small laser range finders / eg Dist). 6. Laser interferometer LM - 10 Renishaw's - description 7. Comparation of leveling rod.

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 33 (33) 0
                Project Project 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Written examination Written examination 33  0
                Oral Oral examination 34  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (N3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646T007) Engineering Geodesy P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (N3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646T007) Engineering Geodesy K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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