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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FAFN01F valid from Autumn 2013

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  • English
  • Every autumn semester
  • 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.
  • •Gaussian beams, propagation through optical components.
    •Resonator optics
    •Photons and atoms
    •Laser amplifiers
    •Statistical Optics, coherence

    Laboratory exercises: Helium Neon laser, Diode laser, Neodym laser. Project with a ray tracing programme.

Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • know how a laser works.

    understand important concepts such as stimulated absorption and emission, homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening, diffraction, electromagnetic propagation in a cavity, dispersion, amplification, mode-locking.

    be able to orient himself / herself among the different lasers for a given application.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • independently be able to perform alignments and measurements on different lasers.

    be able to calculate conditions for lasing and amplification as well as propagation of a laser beam through optical components.

    be able to solve problems in Optics and Lasers.

    be able to acquire, integrate and evaluate knowledge and facts from literature in English within the field.

    be able to present the results of a project in writing
    have an increased experience for working in groups of two or four persons towards a common goal.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
  • Project
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written assignments
  • Written exam. Three mandatory laboratory exercises with report. A small project using a ray tracing programme.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic Physics, Mathematics and Optics.
Selection Criteria
  • Saleh, B. E. A. & Teich, M. C.: Fundamental of Photonics.
Further Information
Course code
  • FAFN01F
Administrative Information
  •  -04-02
  • FN1/Anders Gustafsson

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