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Course: Elements of Photonics 2

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/ZF2

Year: 2020

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

Annotation: Basic knowledge from the area of modern photonics will be provided to the student with the emphasis to structures enabling to guide, manipulate, and detect optical fields. Planar waveguides will be studied together with optical fibers. Attention will be devoted to various passive and atvive optical and optoelectronic elements including modulators, attenuators, deflectors, etc. Properties of both linear and nonlinear layered structures will be analyzed. Excursion to laboratories of nonlinear quantum optics will occur at the end of the lecture.

Course review:
1. Wave equation for monochromatic waves, its solution in planar waveguide, modes TE and TM. 2. Fibrous optics, modes in radially symmetric systems, different types of fibres, structured fibres. 3. More complex elements of fibrous and nonlinear optics - splitters, izolators, atenuators, modulators. 4. Classical and single photon detectors. 5. Detectors with photon number differentiation. 6. Semiconductor optical elements - diodes, lasers. 7. Thin films - linear properties. Optical filters. 8. Nonlinear thin films as promissing structures for nonlinear photonics. 9. Visit to laboratory of quantum and nonlinear optics at SLO.