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Course: Optical properties of materials

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/PGS5O

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Students are assumed to master the topics described in the content of the subject.

Course review:
Maxwell equations and optical constants, interaction of light with matter, classification of materials according to optical parameters. Relations between optical constants, refractive index, permittivity, conductivity, susceptibility, matter relations, Kramers-Kronig dispersion relations. Anisotropy, tensor quantities. Propagation of light in anisotropic media, linear and circular anisotropy, solutions of standard problems, uniaxial and biaxial materials. Linear and circular dichroism, stress-induced or modified anisotropy (electric field, magnetic field, stress). Electrooptical phenomena, linear (Pockels) phenomenon, quadratic (Kerr) phenomenon, EO modulators of light. Photoelastic phenomena, aoustooptical phenomena, Bragg law of diffraction, regimes of diffraction, diffraction orders, efficiency, AO modulators. Lattice reflection, models of description, description of interaction of light with a matter in particular spectral regions. Interband optical transitions, Fermi Golden Rule. Absortion bands, critical points, experimental absorption bands, influence of excitons and phonones.