SK3410 Laser Physics 10.5 credits


  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the theory of modern laser physics,
  • describe in detail the inherent behavior and functionality of the many different types of modern lasers,
  • describe the detailed properties of coherent laser light, and
  • formulate reasonably complicated problems in laser physics and proved solutions to the same.

Course main content

Physical background of lasers. The laser cavity. The laser medium. Mode-controlled techniques. The properties of coherent laser light. The time- and spatial-dependent behavior of lasers.


MSc degree in physics or equivalent education.

Language of instruction: English only


Anthony E Siegman: "Lasers" (1986 or later editions)


Solving a large number of homework problems. Designing some problems of his/her own. Correcting the other students’ homework solutions. Give a 2 h presentation of selected chapters in the main text.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Professor Fredrik Laurell,


Fredrik Laurell <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.