Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Lasers: theory and modern applications

MICRO-422

Enseignant(s) :

Kippenberg Tobias
Moser Christophe

Langue:

English

Summary

This course gives an introduction to Lasers by both considering fundamental principles and applications. Topics that are covered include the theory of lasers, laser resonators and laser dynamics. In addition to the basic concepts, a variety of interesting laser systems and applications are covered

Content

1. Introduction (Overview: History of the laser, Market application, Nobel Prizes,)- demo laser printer.

2. Basics of resonators and Gaussian beam optics.

3. Principle of laser operation: Lorentz model, dispersion theory.

4. Principle of laser operation: Laser oscillation, threshold, coherence.

5. Semiconductor and photonic nanostructured lasers

6. Laser dynamics : Laser oscillation, laser line-width, coherent population oscillations - AM, PM Noise.

7. (Gas and ) Solid state lasers Optical fibers

8. Fiber laser and amplifiers Optical fibers

9. Ultrafast lasers, Femtosecond laser Frequency Metrology, Mode locked lasers, autocorrelation, FTIR

10. Ultrafast lasers, Femtosecond laser Frequency Metrology, Mode locked lasers

11. Detection of laser light (detector basics)

12. Optical parametric oscillators (OPO), Raman Lasers

13. Tools of laser light manipulation

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

This course requires an understanding of introductory physics in wave theory (incl. complex numbers) and familiarity with Maxwell equations and electromagnetism.

Learning Outcomes

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

Teaching methods

2 hours of class + 1 hour of exercises

Part of the class will be given via MOOC videos.

Assessment methods

Written exam.

Homework will be given every week . Solutions will be handed out. Homework will not be graded.It is strongly advised to make the effort to do the homework weekly.

Resources

Bibliography

Main text book:

Milonni, Eberly "Laser Physics" (Wiley Interscience)

Additional chapters will be selected from:

Saleh, B. E. A., and M. C. Teich. Fundamentals of Photonics. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1991. ISBN: 0471839655.

Yariv, A. Optical Electronics in Modern Communications. 5th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN: 0195106261.Amnon Yariv "Quantum Electronics" (Wiley)

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Polycopié:

"Theory and applications of lasers" by Tobias J. Kippenberg and Christophe Moser (available as pdf on Moodle)

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11  CHB330  
11-12    
12-13     
13-14    CHB330
14-15    CHB330
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand