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EMI110 - Laser engineering
 
Owner: TELTA
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0193 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   17 Dec 2006 pm V,  13 Apr 2007 am V,  Contact examiner

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TELTA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
FNMAS MSc PROGRAMME IN NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Sheila Galt



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

1. To efficiently introduce the main principles of laser physics and laser technology.
2. To give a basic knowledge of the most commonly used laser types and their applications.

Goal

After completing the course one will have achieved a rewarding understanding and overview of the basics of laser engineering as well as insight into the latest state-of-the-art developments of this technology.

Content

Interaction of light and matter, general laser theory, the laser as an oscillator and amplifier, saturation effects, optical resonators, laser dynamics, mode locking, Q-pulsing, tunable lasers, crystal lasers, gas lasers, semiconductor lasers, fluid lasers, laser safety aspects, coherence, laser applications.

Organisation

11 two-hour lectures, 6 two-hour tutorial exercises,
6 home assignments, 2 obligatory four-hour laboratory exercises. The home assignments are not obligatory, but one question will appear on the main examination.

Literature

J.T. Verdeyen: Laser Electronics, Prentice Hall, 1995.
Additional material: "Laser Safety" and "Relaxation Oscillations" will be distributed during the course.
Laboratory Exercise Manuals: available for printing from the course home page.
Tutorial Exercises: will be available on the home page, with answers available after each tutorial.

Examination

Written exam.


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