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Polarised Light and Optical Spectroscopy - NOOE017
Title in English: Polarizované světlo a optická spektroskopie
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2004
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
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. RNDr. Vladimír Baumruk, DrSc.
Class: Fyzika
Classification: Physics > Optics and Optoelectronics
Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (06.05.2003)
Nature of polarized light. Mathematical description of polarization - the Jones and Mueller calculus. Spectroscopy with polarized light. Origin of optical activity. Induced optical activity. Applications of polarized light in studies of molecules and particularly biomolecules.
Aim of the course -
Last update: BAUMRUK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (23.05.2008)

Students will be acquainted with the use of polarized light in optical spectroscopy.

Literature -
Last update: BAUMRUK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (23.05.2008)

D. S. Kliger, J. W. Lewis, C. E. Randall: Polarized light in Optics and spectroscopy. Academic Press, San Diego 1990.

Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry vol. 1-3 (Lindon J.C., Tranter G.E., Holmes J.L.). Academic Press, San Diego 2000.

Teaching methods -
Last update: BAUMRUK/MFF.CUNI.CZ (23.05.2008)


Syllabus -
Last update: T_FUUK (14.05.2004)
The nature of light.

Polarization properties of light.
Linearly, circularly and elliptically polarized light. Polarization devices - linear polarizers, retarders, depolarizers, modulators. Jones calculus, Mueller calculus, Poincaré sphere.

Spectroscopy with polarized light.
Interaction of light with matter. Absorption spectroscopy with unpolarized ligth. Absorption spectroscopy with linearly polarized light. Two-photon absorption spectroscopy. Polarized emission spectroscopy. Raman spectroscopy.

Optical activity and spectroscopy.
Phenomenon of optical activity. Induced optical effects - optical modulators. Optically active molecules and biological substances. Optical rotation and circular dichroism. Vibrational optical activity - vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) and Raman optical activity (ROA). Instrumentation for ORD (optical rotatory dispersion), UV CD, VCD (dispersive and FT), ROA, FDCD (fluorescence detected CD).

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