Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FAFN05F valid from Autumn 2013

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  • English
  • Every spring semester
  • The aim of the course is to give the student an advanced knowledge in atomic physics and especially on the interaction between light and matter. An introduction to several exciting research fields such as atoms in strong laser fields, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, quantum computers will be given.

  • •Interaction between atoms and light
    •Laser cooling and trapping. Radiation forces
    •Atoms in strong fields. Application to extreme optics: attosecond pulses
    •Manipulation of atoms, molecules and larger systems with light. Atom Optics.
    •Quantum communication and quantum computers

Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to underdescribe the interaction between matter and light by using quantum mechanics.
    be able to orient himself/herself in research problems in modern atomic physics.

Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to perform independently realistic quantum mechanical calculations on existing systems both analytically and numerically.
    be able to formulate and solve some simple physics problems within atomic physics especially concerning the interaction between atoms and radiation.
    have obtained an increased competence in presenting in writing and orally an accomplished project.
    be able to search, acquire and assess knowledge from literature at an advanced level.
    have an increased experience of working in groups towards a common goal.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • independantly be able to decide which methods can be applied and which one is the most suitable to solve different problems.

Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Written exam. Two mandatory laboratory exercises with preparation assignment and written report. Project.

  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics.
Selection Criteria
  • Foot, C.J: Atomic Physics.
Further Information
Course code
  • FAFN05F
Administrative Information
  •  -03-21
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

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