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Course: Interferometry

Department/Abbreviation: OPT/IFM

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'Mgr. Bohumil Stoklasa, Ph.D.'


Course review:
1. Light as electromagnetic wave, wave superposition, origin of interference field, interference fringes contrast. 2. Two-beam interferometry, amplitude and wave splitting, basic interferometer setups. 3. Ligh sources for interferometry. Space and time coherence. Polarization. Lasers, laser beams and their mode structure, laser stability. 4. Multiple beam interference. 5. Length, angle, velocity and vibration measurement. 6. Interferometers for measurement of optical elements - Fizeau, Twyman-Green, Smartt, shear 7. Digital processing of inteferograms. Aspheric surface measurement. 8. Interferometric measurement of materrial homogeníty, visualization physical fields. Measurement of surfaces, interference microscopy. 9. White light interferometry. 10. Holographic interferometry. 11. Laser Doppler interferometry, fibre interferometers, insterferometric sensors. 12. Interference spectroscopy 13. Experimental demonstrations: measurement of optical flats with Fizeau interferometer, measurement of wavelength with Fabry-Perot interferometer, Smartt pinhole interferometer