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Laser Physics

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

About the course

The aim of the course is to describe the principles of lasers and laser action. The course covers interactions of atoms and molecules with light (absorption, emission and dispersion) and includes concepts such as Doppler, collision, and natural lifetime broadening, optical saturation, population inversion, and optical pumping. The principles of laser resonators and laser action (gain, threshold, power, frequency) are discussed, and the properties of Gaussian beam propagation are introduced. The course will treat some common types of laser in more detail, including continuous-wave (cw) and pulsed, gas, dye and solid state lasers.

Application and eligibility

Laser Physics, 7.5 hp

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

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 28 August 2017

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 30 October 2017

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

90 credits including Quantum Mechanics 1, 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.

Selection

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

UMU-53027

Application

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK16,875

Total fee

SEK16,875

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Piotr Matyba

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