MICRO-426 / 3 credits

Teacher: Moser Christophe

Language: English


Summary

The course will cover the fundamentals of lasers and focus on selected practical applications using lasers in engineering. The course is divided approximately as 1/3 theory and 2/3 covering selected applications.

Content

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:

  • Explain 1. Explain the basic working mechanism and characteristics of each lasers introduced. 2. Select a particular laser system adapted to an application.
  • Select appropriately Select a particular laser system adapted to an application.

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Others

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Polycopié (given as pdf) gathering selected topics of text books such as

Milonni, Eberly "Laser Physics" (Wiley Interscience)

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)

 

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In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Laser fundamentals and applications for engineers
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Laser fundamentals and applications for engineers
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Laser fundamentals and applications for engineers
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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