Course Syllabus for

Advanced Optics and Lasers
Avancerade laser- och optiksystem

FAFN10F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2013
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2013-02-24

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: FAFN10, FYST32
Teaching language: Swedish


The course aims at providing knowledge about basic as well as advanced techniques for manipulating and controlling laser light and laser pulses. This involves controlling intensity, frequency distribution, temporal profiles in order to design advanced optical systems for specialised tasks in industry as well as research


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must have an ability to design and evaluate optical methods that can be used for developing new technology, methods and systems.

Course Contents

•Light propagation in anisotropic materials •Acousto-optical effects & modulators •Electro-optic effects & modulators •Non-linear light-matter interaction •Ultrafast optics, pulse propagation of short pulses in dispersive non-linear media •Two laboratory exercises: Non-linear optics, Ultrafast optics.

Course Literature

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

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, project

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report, written assignments. Written exam (The regular exam will be a written exam, re-examination can be either oral or written). Compulsory laborations with written reports. Project
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: FAFF01 Optics and Optical Design, FAFN01 Lasers.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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