717-3910/02 – Spectroscopy of Nanostructures (SN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil PostavaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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Full-time Credit and Examination 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Describe spectroscopic methods used in characterization of nanostructures, thin films, and nanoperiodic and composite materials. Analyze the optical spectroscopy methods, infrared spectroscopy, optical and magneto-optical spectroscopic ellipsometry.

Teaching methods



Cílem předmětu je seznámit studenty se spektroskopickými metodami, které se používají ke studiu nanostruktur, tenkých vrstev a nanostrukturovaných periodických a kompozitních materiálů. Důraz je kladen na metody optické spektroskopie, spektroskopické elipsometrie a magnetooptické spektroskopické elipsometrie.

Compulsory literature:

HOLLAS, J. M., Modern Spectroscopy (4th ed.), John Willey & Sons, 2009. FOX, M., Optical properties of solids, Oxford Univ. Press, 2003. SVANBERG, S.: Atomic and molecular spectroscopy: basic aspects and practical applications, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 1991; STENZEL, O., The physics of thin film optical spectra, Springer, Berlin, 2005;

Recommended literature:

PALIK, E. D., Handbook of optical constants of solids, Academic Press, New York, 1998; OHLÍDAL, I., FRANTA, D.: Ellipsometry of thin film systems, In: Progress in Optics, Vol. 41, Ed. E. Wolf, 2000; ZVEZDIN, A. K., KOTOV, V. A.: Modern magnetooptics and magnetooptical materials, IOP, Bristol 1977;

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Theoretical knowledge and understanding of fundamentals and principles of the spectroscopy of nanostructures.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Contents: - Physical principles of optical spectroscopy - electron transitions, origin of spectral dependence of optical parameters, the Kramers-Kronig dispersion relations. - Modeling of light propagation in spectroscopic methods, matrix formalisms. - Specific aspects of optical spectroscopy of nanostructures - methods of effective media approximation and their use in modeling of optical functions of nanostructures, nanocomposite and porous materials. - Construction and components of spectrometers, ellipsometers, and spectral interferometers. - Methods for processing and fitting of spectroscopic data. - Reflection and transmission spectroscopy in the visible, near ultraviolet and near-infrared, spectroscopic ellipsometry, FTIR spectroscopy in the mid-infrared range, magneto-optic spectroscopic ellipsometry. - Modern methods and trends spectroscopy

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
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Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100  51
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2017/2018 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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