SK3415 Seminar Course in Laser Safety 1.5 credits

Seminariekurs i lasersäkerhet

The course brings up the function of different lasers, classification of lasers, biological effects of laser radiation, basic safety rules, use of protective equipment and control of related hazards including electrical safety and fire safety and emergency response procedures. The examination with seminars and discussions in connection with the seminars train the student's communicative skills.    

  • 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

To understand functionality and hazards for different types of lasers in different situations, and to be able to minimize the hazards when using them.

Course main content

  • Function of different lasers and their wavelength domains.
  • Classification of lasers.
  • Basic safety rules.
  • The biological effects of laser radiation.
  • Use of protective equipment.
  • Control of related hazards including electrical safety and fire safety.
  • Emergency response procedures.

Disposition

Each course participant attend the series of seminars, where each participant gives a seminar. The content of the seminars is decided after consultation with the examinor. Demonstrations during seminars is encouraged.

Eligibility

Research students within the field of physics.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic courses on Advaced level in optics, laser physics and atomic and molecular physics.

Literature

Laser Safety, Hendersson R. Schulmeister K., Institute of Physics Publishing, 2003. Artiklar anpassade till seminarierna, pa forslag av examinator.

Examination

The student prepares and gives a seminar during one lesson (45 min.) and attend the other students seminars and participate in the discussions in connection with that.

Requirements for final grade

Passed seminar and 75 % attendance is demanded for passed (P).

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Fredrik Laurell - fl@laserphysics.kth.se

Examiner

Fredrik Laurell <fl@laserphysics.kth.se>

Supplementary information

Course contents: Function of different lasers and their wavelength domains. Classification of lasers. Basic safety rules. The biological effects of laser radiation. Use of protective equipment. Control of related hazards including electrical safety and fire safety.  Emergency response procedures.  

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2015.