Course: Optical Measurements

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Course title Optical Measurements
Course code UFY/OPM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Polívka Tomáš, prof. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Durchan Milan, RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Content of lectures: Light sources; light detectors, dispersive elements for optical measurements (gratings, prisms, monochromator, spectrograph); measurements of absorption and emission; vibration and Raman spectroscopy (measurements of small quantities of substances in water, purity of liquids, identification of substances); interferometry (measurements of thickness, surface quality, velocity, distance); microscopes and telescopes; imaging; photographic optics Content of practicals: Practicals supporting the lectures

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Laboratory, Excursion
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal is to provide basic knowledge of various types of measurements that employ optical methods. During introductory lectures, basics of light sources and detectors are given. This knowledge is then used to demostratte various types of optical measurements, includign imaging techniques. Theory is supported by practical demonstrations.
Knowledge of physics based on courses Physics 1-4, knowledge of basic principles of data analysis.
Passing the courses Physics 3 and Optics practicals is required for this course.
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Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

carrying out practicals including data analysis
Recommended literature
  • J. M. Holas: Modern Spectroscopy, Wiley 2010.

Study plans that include the course
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