Institute of Physical Engineering

The Institute of Physical Engineering is divided according to its current scope of educational and professional activities into the Department of Solid State Physics and Surfaces, the Department of Micromechanics of Materials and Engineering Acoustics and the Department of Optics and Precision Mechanics. The institute provides services in accordance with the above-mentioned fields.

Department of Optics and Precision Mechanics

  • Optical diffraction and optical processes (Fourier transformation, analysis of periodical objects, analysis of electron microscope images, space filtering)
  • Optical holography, multidirectional holographic interferometry, computer tomography, holographic and nondestructive testing 
  • Obtaining the characteristics of rough surfaces using the methods of coherent optics (based on the reflexion of laser light or standard interferometry)
  • Self-organized and photo-induced nonlinear optical phenomena
  • Development of optical and mechanical systems for optical and holographic inteferometry
  • Development of super-precise positioning mechanisms for optical applications such as for confocal microscopy; the near field method
  • Analysis of reflectors for illumination systems
  • Simulating the passing of rays through symmetrical optical systems using CAD systems
  • Optical microscopy, confocal microscopy, new methods of 3D microscopy and imaging – holographic microscopy

Department of Solid State Physics and Surfaces

  • Modification of surfaces using ion beams, deposition of thin layers by ion beams, atomization
  • Development of  UHV apparatus for direct deposition with low energy ion beams and in-situ analysis (SIMS, LEIS, ellipsometry and interferometry, STM/AFM)
  • Ewald’s dynamic diffraction theory

Department of Micromechanics of Materials and Engineering Acoustics

  • Physics and micromechanics of material deformation and fracture
  • Computer modelling of material structures and the progression of damage in 3D space
  • First-principles modelling of deformation and refraction of crystals
  • Noise monitoring in the working and living environment; acoustic characteristics of materials
  • Activities of the Acoustic Testing Room, state-accredited for measuring ambient noise in engineering practice
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