F9190 Modern laser applications

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2010
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Pavel Zemánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Dušan Hemzal, Ph.D.
Thu 14:00–15:50 Kontaktujte učitele
Basics of optics, theory of electromagnetic field, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, solid-state physics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • Biophysics (programme PřF, M-FY)
  • Biophysics (programme PřF, N-FY, specialization Aplikovaná biofyzika)
  • Biophysics (programme PřF, N-FY, specialization Molekulární biofyzika)
  • Physics (programme PřF, M-FY)
  • Physics (programme PřF, N-FY)
Course objectives
Using particular practical examples, the main objective of this course is to provide the students with the ability to
- list and describe basic optical methods and devices in laser technology
- apply this knowledge in modern interdisciplinary fields (biophotonics, nanophotonics etc.).
  • The principle of laser, gaussian beam, nonlinear optics, optical elements (light, active environment, resonator, drawing an active environment, the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atoms, the emergence of a coherent radiation, output characteristics of laser radiation, CW and pulse mode, non-linear optical effects, AOM and EOM modulators, spatial light modulators, optical fibers, photonic structures)
  • History and Present of lasers, introduction to the most important types of lasers and their properties (He-Ne laser, CO2 laser, Ar-ion laser, excimer lasers, dye lasers, ruby laser, Nd:YAG laser, laser diode, vibronic lasers, Ti: saphire laser; applications of individual lasers, safety at work with lasers)
  • Lasers and microscopy (focusing of laser beams, advanced microscopy techniques using lasers - fluorescent microscopy, confocal microscopy, holographic microscopy, optical tomography, optical microscope in a nearfield; the use of lasers in biological applications, in the diagnosis and therapy; laser scalpel, creating mikroobjects by photopolymeration, detection of single molecules, raman mikrospectroscopy)
  • The use of mechanical action of radiation (catching and cooling of atoms, optical tweezers, the application - the measurement of interactions at the molecular level; rotation of objects - optically controlled micromotors; optical sorting in a suspension, optically bond material, etc.)
  • W. Berns, K. O. Greulich: Laser manipulation of cells and tissues (Methods in Cell Biology Vol. 82)
  • A. E: Siegman: Lasers
  • J. B. Pawley: Handbook of biological confocal microscopy
  • G. S. He, S. H. Liu: Physics of nonlinear optics
  • G. S. He, S. H. Liu: Physics of nonlinear optics
  • NOVOTNÝ, Lukáš and Bert HECHT. Principles of nano-optics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xvii, 539. ISBN 0521832241. info
  • SALEH, Bahaa E. A. and Malvin Carl TEICH. Základy fotoniky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Matfyzpress, 1994. xxxii, 226. ISBN 8085863006. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion
Assessment methods
Lectures attendance, final oral interview.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2010, recent)
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