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Course: Sources of Light for Photonics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/ZDF-E

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'prof. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.'

Annotation: The subject gives an overview of basic notions from the areas of generation of light, laser and nonlinear optics. It treats in detail sources of light for applications in nanophotonics and quantum optics.

Course review:
- Laser and laser diodes, principles and regimes of operation, laser in continuous regime, Q-switching, synchronization of modes, ultrashort impulses, measurements of power and energy, diagnostics of ultrashort impulses, basics of spectrometry - Electrooptical and acoustooptical phenomena, amplitude and phase modulation of light, spatial modulation, diagnostics and shaping of ultrashort optical impulses - Generation of the second and the third harmonics, optical parameters of amplification - Special sources of photons for nanophotonics, attenuated laser impulses, sources of correlated photons, sources of photons with heralding, molecular sources, defects in nanocrystals, quantum wells and quantum dots, atoms or ions in traps, comparison of single-photon sources - Imaging of nanoobjects, confocal microscopy, near-field microscopy