SK3400 Laser Physics 7.5 credits
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
Student after the course should be able to:
- explain operational principles and construction of lasers
- give an account of technological issues behind laser construction
- describe optical components that can be used to tailor the properties of the laser
- relate the laser operation principles to atom and molecular physics, solid state physics, quantum mechanics and physical optics.
Course main content
Essentials of quantum-mechanical description of optical gain media, including atoms, molecules, and solid state materials.
Essentials of quantum-mechanical description of the of the interaction between photons and electrons in optical gain media.
Basic properties of lasers and photon amplifiers.
Physical principles of laser action.
Essential knowledge of laser building blocks.
Overview of the most important laser types.
Course is given in English
The student should have been accepted as a research student and should have started to do research.
Svelto, Orazio , Principles of Lasers, Fourth edition (Translation by David. C. Hanna) Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press, Springer (1998 or later) ISBN 0-306-45748-2
Requirements for final grade
Written exam (TEN1; 5,5 hp, grading scale P/F) and Lab reports (LAB1; 2 hp, grading scale P/F)
Valdas Pasiskevicius <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2012.