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SK2401 Electro Optics 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SK2401 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Gaussian beams, optical resonators and rate equations. Types of lasers. Electro-optic and acousto-optic modulation. Non linear optical formalism and parametric processes. Higher order nonlinearities and phase conjugation. Q-switching and mode-locking. Waveguiding.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should understand and have knowledge in laser tools, electro-optics and non-linear optics to the extent that the student with necessary literature is able to solve practical or theoretical problems within the given fields.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For external students the following are required: 120 credits within natural sciences and engineering or corresponding knowledge and documented proficiency in English B or corresponding knowledge.

Recommended previous knowledge:
SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

SK2300 (Optical physics, 6 credits) or equivalent.


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A. Yariv, Quantum electronics, John Wiley & Sons (the edition used will be announced on the course home page at least four weeks prior to the start of the course).

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Hand in Task, 6.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Examination by hand in assignments (INL1; 6 credits, grading scale A-F).

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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SK2401

Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study

Engineering Physics, Physics

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Katia Gallo, , tel 0737 65 23 15

Supplementary information

the course maybe canceled iftherearefewer thanfivestudents