SK3411 Laser Physics - Advanced Course 12.0 credits
Education cycleThird cycle
Main field of study
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, email@example.com
Fredrik Laurell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.