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Advanced Laser Systems and Technology

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

About the course

After providing a short review of the basics of laser action, the course covers different types of continuous wave and pulsed lasers, including semiconductor, fiber, and solid state lasers, operating in a wide range of wavelengths, from the X-ray region through the visible to the mid-infrared range, with a variety of properties, from extremely narrow-linewidth lasers, via multimode lasers and frequency combs, to ultrashort pulsed high-power sources. Means of nonlinear frequency conversion and light amplification are introduced, including frequency doubling, difference and sum frequency generation, optical parametric processes, and supercontinuum generation. Various techniques and devices used for light control are also covered, e.g. active and passive mode-locking, chirped pulse amplification, electro- and acousto-optic modulators, and Faraday isolators. Other advanced light sources, such as attosecond sources, free-electron lasers, and synchrotrons are briefly discussed.

Application and eligibility

Advanced Laser Systems and Technology, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 30 October 2017


Lectures end during the week of 8 January 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Waves and Optics and Quantum Physics or equivalent. Swedish for basic eligibility for higher education programmes and English A/5. Requirements for Swedish only apply if the course is held in Swedish.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 18 April 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Contactperson for the course is:
Aleksandra Foltynowicz Matyba