Courses

The list of courses available for PhD students:

Liquid Crystals Photonics

Lecturer(s): Tomasz Woliński

Description of the course

The goals of the course are:

  • to present the basic properties and the most important optical effects in liquid crystals
  • to demonstrate a variety of applications of liquid crystals in modern photonics/optoelectronics, including both liquid crystals displays and non-displays applications

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Semiconductor Optoelectronics

Lecturer(s): Paweł SzczepańskiMichał Malinowski

Description of the course

The goal of this course is to provide advanced material for understanding semiconductor optoelectronics as well as understanding of the fundamental operating principles and state-of-the-art of diode lasers, LEDs, modulators and detectors as well as certain photovoltaic elements. The course will also describe how devices are designed and produced and will present a comprehensive overview of currently available optoelectronic and photonic devices for optical communications, interconnects, and signal processing.

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Advanced virtual reality techniques

Lecturer(s): Robert Sitnik

Description of the course

Acquiring knowledge of the virtual reality techniques in entertainment, learning and educational applications. Description of process of virtual reality systems design. Acquiring skills of interaction and world/scene rules programming using Software Development Kits and scripting languages.

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Advance wave propagation methods

Lecturer(s): Tomasz Kozacki
Description of the course

The curse presents numerical methods of wave propagation. Following wave propagation methods with focus on implementation are discussed: Finite-difference time domain method (FDTD), Boundary integral method (BIM), beam-propagation method (BPM), wave propagation-scattering method (WPM, WSM), Fourier modal method (FMM), free space propagation method.

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Theory of electromagnetic fields

Lecturer(s): Mirosław Karpierz

Description of the course

The goals of the course are to present the basics of electromagnetic waves in isotropic and anisotropic media.


Fiber-optic Photonics

Lecturer(s): Tomasz Woliński

Description of the course

The goals of the course are:

  1. to present fundamental propagation and polarization important optical effects in optical fibers
  2. to demonstrate a variety of applications of optical fibers in modern photonics (sensors, telecommunication, optical processing)

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Fiber-optic elements and systems (alternatively: fiber-optic communications systems)

Lecturer(s): Kazimierz JędrzejewskiRyszard Piramidowicz

Description of the course

The main goal of the lecture is to provide students with detailed knowledge on elements and systems of modern fiber-optic photonics. This includes in particular the fundamentals of light propagation in single mode and multimode fibers, basic properties of guiding medium and related physical effects (attenuation, dispersion, nonlinear effects), detailed characterization of basic fiber-optic components (light sources, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, dispersion compensators, optical amplifiers, tunable filters, detectors etc.). The lectures will be supported by a set of four laboratory exercises, enabling hands-on experiments on e.g. optical reflectometry, chromatic dispersion and PMD, optical characteristics of telecommunication transmitters and optical amplifiers as well as optical fiber’s spectral attenuation characteristics, with the use of most modern measurement equipment available.

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Integrated Photonics

Lecturer(s): Michał Malinowski

Description of the course

The goal of the lecture is to present advanced issues associated with photonic Integrated circuits, principles of their operation and applications.
The course will cover all aspects of integrated photonics including materials and fabrication technologies as well as the major integrated photonic devices such as active and compound semiconductor devices, dielectric waveguides and waveguide devices, modeling and numerical simulation and microphotonics. Application areas within the scope of this course include telecommunications, data communications, optical logic circuits and computing, optical storage, displays, environmental monitoring and biological and chemical sensorsing.

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Laser Physics

Lecturer(s): Paweł SzczepańskiAnna Tyszka-Zawadzka

Description of the course

The purpose of this course is to provide a sophisticated theoretical background on light interaction with matter, optical gain and laser oscillations. Also fundamental techniques of single frequency generation, ultra-short as well as gigantic pulse generation are discussed together with properties of different types of laser cavities and lasing materials.

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Laser interferometry with automatic interferogram analysis

Lecturer(s): Małgorzata KujawińskaLeszek Sałbut

Description of the course

Objective is to become familiar with modern techniques of the laser interferometry, interferometric systems with extended data analysis and their applications.

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Microoptics

Lecturer(s): Tomasz KozackiMichał Józwik

Description of the course

Objective is to learn about designing, properties, technology, and applications of microoptical components and optical microsystems.

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Nonlinear optics

Lecturer(s): Mirosław Karpierz

Description of the course

The goals of the course are:

  1. to present the basic processes in nonlinear optics, including the nonlinear mechanisms and the most important effects
  2. to show the application of nonlinear effects in modern optoelectronics, especially in guided-wave and fiber-optic systems.

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Polarisation optics

Lecturer(s): Tomasz WolińskiAndrzej Domański

Description of the course
The goals of the course are:

  1. to present the basic processes in polarization optics, including the depolarization mechanisms in birefringent media
  2. to show the application of polarization and depolarization effects in modern optoelectronics, especially in magnetooptical, electrooptical and fiber-optic systems

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