13M061LIP - Lasers and their Applications

Course specification
Course title Lasers and their Applications
Acronym 13M061LIP
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 6.0 Status elective
      Condition No prerequisites
      The goal Introduction to characteristics of radiation of different types of lasers and possibilities of their applications.
      The outcome Students should know characteristics of laser radiation concerning power, wavelength and mode of operation, dependent on laser construction. Students should also know possibilities of laser applications in different fields of technology and science, be able to implement lasers in various fields of technology and science and determine the optimal laser radiation parameters for specific application.
      Contents of lectures Laser resonators types and stability. Active materials, power balance equations, output power calculation. Transient processes. The most common gas, liquid, solid state and semiconductor lasers and characteristics of their radiation. The most important application of different types of lasers in scientific research, measurements, material processing, telecommunications and medicine.
      Contents of exercises Hands on expirience in operation of certain types of lasers and demonstration of same of their applications.
      1. Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications, Amnon Yariv and Pochi Yeh, Oxford University Press, USA; 6 edition (January 26, 2006)
      2. Laser Engineering, Kelin J. Kuhn, Prentice Hall; 1 edition (December 14, 1997)
      3. Laser Material Processing, William M. Steen, Springer; 4th ed. edition (September 7, 2010)
      4. Laser-Tissue Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications, Markolf H. Niemz, Springer; 3rd edition (October 11, 2007)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      4 0
      Methods of teaching Lectures, seminars, students' presentations, lab exercises and demonstrations.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 30 Test paper 50
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 20