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Course: Optics for Experimental Physicists

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/OPT

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'RNDr. Pavel Pavlíček, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Basic course of optics.

Course review:
1. Basics of photometry. 2. Wave equation, plane wave, spherical wave, phase and group velocity. 3. Huygens - Fresnel principle. 4. Diffraction of light - Fraunhofer diffraction, Fresnel diffraction. 5. Optical phenomena on a boundary, Fresnel formulae, total reflection. 6. Dispersion and scattering of light. 7. Interference of light - interference on a plane-parallel plate, Michelson interferometer, multiple-beam interference, Fabry - Perot interferometer. 8. Young experiment - coherence of light. 9. Propagation of light in an anisotropic medium. 10. Geometrical optics - camera obscura, spherical refractive surfaces, lenses, aberration of lenses. 11. Optical instruments - eye, magnifying glass, microscope, telescope.