SK3410 Laser Physics 10.5 credits

Laserfysik

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade 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.

Eligibility

MSc degree in physics or equivalent education.

Language of instruction: English only

Literature

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

Examination

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

Contact

Professor Fredrik Laurell, fl@laserphysics.kth.se

Examiner

Fredrik Laurell <fl@laserphysics.kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.