Course Syllabus for


FAFN01F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-04-02

General Information

Division: Atomic Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course codes: FAFN01, FYSN14
Teaching language: English


The course aims at providing knowledge about the physical principles of lasers as well as to give an orientation of the different laser types and laser techniques.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

•Gaussian beams, propagation through optical components. •Resonator optics •Photons and atoms •Laser amplifiers •Lasers •Statistical Optics, coherence Laboratory exercises: Helium Neon laser, Diode laser, Neodym laser. Project with a ray tracing programme.

Course Literature

Saleh, B. E. A. & Teich, M. C.: Fundamental of Photonics.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments. Written exam. Three mandatory laboratory exercises with report. A small project using a ray tracing programme.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic Physics, Mathematics and Optics.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinators:

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