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Course: Coherence and Statistical Optics

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/QS1

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Introductory course in classical theory of coherence and statistical optics. Students will become familiar with mathematical description and properties of partially coherent optical fields.

Course review:
1. Light wave motion as a stochastic process 2. Temporal coherence 3. Wiener-Chinchin theorem 4. Fourier spectroscopy 5. Spatial coherence 6. Van Cittert-Zernike theorem 7. Imaging with partially coherent light 8. Higher-order coherence 9. Mandel photodetection equation 10. Partially polarized light