13E064LT - Laser Techniques

Course specification
Course title Laser Techniques
Acronym 13E064LT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics - Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition No prerequisite
    The goal Introducing students to the basis principles of laser operation, development, characteristics and safety considerations. Teach students about laser light properties and how to measure them. Laser modeling. Introducing students to the laser applications.
    The outcome Student knows the characteristics of the laser radiation and how to measure them. Student knows all of the laser types. Student is able to repair simple laser malfunctions. Student is able to choose the appropriate laser for different applications.
    URL to the subject page
    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures Laser safety. Energy states and gain. Theory of laser amplification. Theory of laser oscillation. Resonant cavities. Beam optics. Rate equations. Q-Switching and mode locking. Introduction to nonlinear optics. Laser types: gas, solid state, semiconductor, dye, free electron, fiber. Introduction to laser application.
    Contents of exercises Demonstration of some laser types usage.
    1. Laser Engineering, Kelin J. Kuhn, Prentice Hall, 1998
    2. B.E.A.Saleh, M.C.Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, 2007, New Jersey (Original title)
    3. M.A. Parker, Physics of Optoelectronics, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2005 (Original title)
    4. A.E.Siegman, Lasers, University Science Books, Mill Valley, 1986 (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures, problem solving exercises, lab, homework.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
    Projects 30
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 0