717-3923/02 – Photonics Crystals (FOT)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2017/2018
Intended for the facultiesFMT, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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CIP10 doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D.
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

Analyse the methods used for description of photonic crystal structures, evaluate the application of photonic crystals structures in terms of solution to practical problems

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Předmět navazuje na znalosti studenta z matematiky, fyziky, optoelektroniky a integrované optiky. Posluchač si osvojí fyzikální principy a metody popisu fotonických struktur a seznámí se s jejich aplikacemi.

Compulsory literature:

JOANNOPOULOS, J. D., MEADE, R. D., WINN, J. N.: Photonic Crystals, Princeton University Press, 1995;

Recommended literature:

JOHNSON, S. G., JOANNOPOULOS, J. D.,: Photonic Crystals - The Road from Theory to Practice, Springer; 1st ed., 2002

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

basic knowledge of electromagnetic optics fundamentals is required


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Course content: - Photonic crystals: the electromagnetic field in a periodic environment, the variation approach in electromagnetic theory, symmetry, translation, photonic band structure. - 1D photonic crystals: stratified media, Brillouin zones, evanescentn modes, partial photonic band gap. - 2D and 3D photonic crystals: the system of dielectric and metal rods and tubes, 3D photonic crystals and complete photonic band gap. - Defects in photonic crystals: the influence of point and line defects. - Application of photonic crystals: waveguide crossing, splitters and couplers based on photonic waveguides. - Metamaterials: superlenses, delay lines, other components based on photonic crystal structures. - Photonic crystal fibers: description of electromagnetic waves in mikrostructured fibers, basic transmission properties. - Special types of microstructured fibers and their applications of crystal: birefringent and nonlinear photonic crystal fiber, supercontinuum generation, dispersion enginnering, sensors, etc.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 20
                Zápočtový projekt Project 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  10
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2017/2018 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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