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Course: Beam Optics

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/SO

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Bouchal, Dr.'

Annotation: Properties of laser radiation, laser beams and their transformation.

Course review:
1. The principle of laser action, basic types and security classes of lasers. 2. Characteristics of laser radiation and review of laser applications. 3. Description and basic geometric parameters of the Gaussian beam. 4. Intensity of the Gaussian beam and the transmitted power. 5. Transformation of Geussian beams by the matrix method. 6. Transformation of Gaussian beams in Oslo Premium. 7. Practical implementation of the focusing and collimation of Gaussian beams, design of laser expanders. 8. Principle and computer simulation of the spatial filtering of laser beams, design of the spatial filter. 9. Elliptical and astigmatic beams, symmetrization of beams generated by laser diode. 10. Properties, implementation and use of a Bessel-Gaussian beams and Laguerre-Gaussian beams. 11. Transformation of laser beams by a spatial light modulator. 12. Simulation of nonstandard laser beams in VirtualLab.