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Optical Sensors - NBCM305
Title in English: Optické senzory
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2006 to 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. Ing. Jiří Homola, CSc., DSc.
Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (03.05.2004)
Optical sensors, their principles, main configurations, typical implementations and applications.
Literature - Czech
Last update: T_FUUK (03.05.2004)

F. S. Ligler (editor), Optical Biosensors: Present and Future, Elsevier, 2002.

G. Boisde, A. Harmer, Chemical and Biochemical Sensing with Optical Fibers and Waveguides, Boston: Artech House, 1996.

B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_FUUK (03.05.2004)
  • Definition of a sensor, classification of sensors, physical, chemical sensors and biosensors ? conceptual approaches, major performance characteristics of sensors.
  • Introduction to optical phenomena and technologies used in optical sensors: optical waves (polarization, coherence, interference,), material properties (dispersion, absorption, scattering, luminescence), and optical waveguides (planar waveguides, optical fibers).
  • Sensors based on absorption and luminescence spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared and IR spectroscopy, sensors based on Raman (scattering) spectroscopy, surface enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy and their applications for chemical sensing and biosensing.
  • Optical sensors based on spectroscopy of guided modes of dielectric waveguides (grating coupler, resonant mirror) and metalic waveguides (surface plasmon resonance sensors) and their applications for measurement of physical and (bio)chemical quantities
  • Interferometric sensors based on Michelson, Twyman-Green, Mach-Zehnder, Sagnac, Young, and Fabry-Perot interferometers and their applications for measurement of physical, and (bio)chemical quantities.
  • Optical sensors for multi-point measurements, optical fiber sensors using Bragg gratings, optical sensor networks, multiplexing strategies for optical sensors, distributed optical fiber sensors for measurement of physical quantities.

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