Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Lasers and applications in chemistry

CH-446

Lecturer(s) :

Boyarkine Oleg

Language:

English

Summary

The course first, overviews the necessary background topics in geometrical and wave optics, quantum mechanics. This follows by studying the fundamentals of lasers, particular types of lasers and their applications for spectroscopy, chemical conversion, biomedical research and applications.

Content

 

 

Keywords

laser, chemistry, spectroscopy, wavelength, nonlinear, optics, peptide, polarization

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basic in physics, in statistical and quantum mechanics.

 

Recommended courses

Very basic in chemistry, optics, spectroscopy

Important concepts to start the course

Boltzmann distribution, molecular degrees of freedom, electromagnetic radiation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

PP presentations, in-room demonstrations, solving numerical problems

Expected student activities

ask questions,

solve problems

Assessment methods

Count lecture activity and work on home problems,

Understanding the physical principles of the studied phenomena.

Link practical construction details to fundamental principles.

Knowledge of basic characteristic of lasers,

Ability to use the derived expressions

Aility to derive a few basic expressions

 

Resources

Bibliography

G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics (Holt, Reinhart, Winston, New York, 1978); ISBN 0-03-089404-2

J. H. Moore, C. C. Davis and M. A. Coplan, Building Scientific Apparatus (Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, 1989); ISBN 0-201-13189-7

A. E. Siegmann, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, 1986); ISBN 0-935702-11-5

A. Yariv, Introduction to Optical Electronics, (Holt, Reinhart, Winston, New York, 1976); ISBN 0-03-089892-7

D. L. Anrews, Lasers in Chemistry (Springer, 1997); ISBN 3-540-61982-8

 

Notes/Handbook

Course description and PP presentations will be given to each student

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Lasers and applications in chemistry
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Passerelle HES - CGC, 2016-2017, Spring semester
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Lasers and applications in chemistry
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11    CM011
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German