SK3411 Laser Physics - Advanced Course 12.0 credits
Educational levelThird cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
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,
- formulate reasonably complicated problems in laser physics and proved solutions to the same, and
- prepare and subsequently give a 2 h lecture on a topic outside the main areas of the course.
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 number of chapters in the main text.
- Prepare and present a 2 h lecture on a topic outside the main text of the course.
Professor Fredrik Laurell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredrik Laurell <email@example.com>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.