FYBSC0009 Laboratory III - Optics

Institute of physics in Opava
winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/3. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
RNDr. Daniel Charbulák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Hynek Sekanina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Daniel Charbulák, Ph.D.
Institute of physics in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FYBSC0009/A: Wed 13:05–15:30 114, H. Sekanina
Basic knowledge of optics at the high school level.
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
Course objectives
The objective of this laboratory exercise is to introduce fundamental principles of geometrical, wave, fiber and laser optics. Theoretical discussion is illustrated with a practical examples of measurements made by students.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to explain the nature of the investigated physical phenomenon, perform an experiment with available laboratory aids, evaluate the measurement results and determine the measurement error.
  • Measuring and processing protocols of these practical laboratory tasks:
    First Measurements of radiation characteristics of LED and radiation characteristics of optical fibers.
    Second Power measurements on optical path (measurement of optical path attenuation, attenuation fiber-fiber links and optical attenuator).
    3rd Determination of coherence length He-Ne laser.
    4th Energy ratios reflection of optical radiation on dielectric (verification of Fresnel formulas for reflection).
    5th Photometric measurements.
    6th Study aberrations of optical systems and their correction.
    7th Visual optical system (magnifying glass, microscope).
    8th Measurement of certain parameters of lenses, mirrors and optical systems.
    9th Design of optical systems on a PC.
    10th Study of the light diffraction.
    11th Study of optical activity of substances.
    12th Determination of dispersion curves of the substance.
    required literature
  • Krupka, Horák. Technická fyzika. SNTL Praha. info
    recommended literature
  • Brož J. a kol. Základy fyzikálního měření. (nejnovější vydání) - SPN, Praha. info
  • Pospíšil J. Základy optiky I, II. UP, Olomouc, 1983. info
  • Štrba A. Všeobecná fyzika - Optika. ALFA, Bratislava, a SNTL, Praha, 1979. info
  • Fuka J., Havelka B. Optika. SPN, Praha, 1961. info
Teaching methods
Laboratory exercise
Individual consultations
Assessment methods
Systematic observation of the student
Written test
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Requirements for getting credit:
* 100% attendance in seminars
* students should have a basic knowledge of a theory related to every the measurement in laboratory
* execution of the measurement tasks
* students will make the measurement protocol approved by the teacher
* final written test - success rate 50%
The course is also listed under the following terms winter 2020, winter 2021, winter 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (recent)
  • Permalink: https://is.slu.cz/course/fu/winter2023/FYBSC0009