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Course: Light Detection

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/DES

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'doc. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.'

Annotation: The subject treats physical fundamentals of detection of light and describes construction and operation of both common and specialized detection devices.

Course review:
- Basics of radiometry and photometry - Internal and external photoelectric phenomenon, general properties of detectors of light, quantum efficiency, noise bandwidth - PIN photodiodes and avalanche diodes, regimes of operation, fast PIN detectors, homodyne detector - Photomultipliers, avalanche photodiodes, detection of individual photons - Scientific CCD cameras, intensified CCD cameras and EMCCD cameras - Special detectors of photons for quantum optics