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Course: Optics of Anisotropic Media

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/ANIZ

Year: 2021

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

Annotation: Polarized light, polarization elements, electro-optical effect and applications.

Course review:
1. Description and properties of polarized light. 2. Classification, properties and application of anisotropic materials. 3. Propagation of light in uniaxial and biaxial crystals. 4. Basic properties and operation of phase plates. 5. Matrix description of ideal polarization elements. 6. Practical usage of phase plates. 7. Methods of generation of polarized light. 8. Principle and application of polarization filters. 9. Properties and usage of optically active media. 10. Faraday effect and its applications. 11. Electro-optical effect and its applications. 12. Electro-optical effect in liquid crystals, principle and applications of spatial light modulators.