FSK3415 Seminar Course in Laser Safety 1.5 credits

Seminariekurs i lasersäkerhet

The course brings up the function of different lasers, classification of lasers, biological effects of laser radiation, basic safety rules, use of protective equipment and control of related hazards including electrical safety and fire safety and emergency response procedures. The examination with seminars and discussions in connection with the seminars train the student's communicative skills.    

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Function of different lasers and their wavelength domains.
  • Classification of lasers.
  • Basic safety rules.
  • The biological effects of laser radiation.
  • Use of protective equipment.
  • Control of related hazards including electrical safety and fire safety.
  • Emergency response procedures.

Intended learning outcomes *

To understand functionality and hazards for different types of lasers in different situations, and to be able to minimize the hazards when using them.

Course Disposition

Each course participant attend the series of seminars, where each participant gives a seminar. The content of the seminars is decided after consultation with the examinor. Demonstrations during seminars is encouraged.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Research students within the field of physics.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic courses on Advaced level in optics, laser physics and atomic and molecular physics.

Equipment

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Literature

Laser Safety, Hendersson R. Schulmeister K., Institute of Physics Publishing, 2003. Articles adapted to the seminars.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The student prepares and gives a seminar during one lesson (45 min.) and attend the other students seminars and participate in the discussions in connection with that.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed seminar and 75 % attendance is demanded for passed (P).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Fredrik Laurell

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Fredrik Laurell - fl@laserphysics.kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Course contents: Function of different lasers and their wavelength domains. Classification of lasers. Basic safety rules. The biological effects of laser radiation. Use of protective equipment. Control of related hazards including electrical safety and fire safety.  Emergency response procedures.  

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics