[ TPMWAVOLAPH ] VL Laser physics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year Physics Johannes David Pedarnig 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Technical Physics 2012W
Objectives Introduction to the fundamentals on the generation of laser light, overview of the different types of lasers, some examples of current applications of lasers.
Subject Motivation, Principle of laser operation, Saturation, Line shapes and widths, Laser rate equations, Fabry-Perot resonators, Stability of laser resonators, Properties of laser radiation (Gaussian beams), Short and ultrashort pulses, Gas lasers, Solid state lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Free electron lasers, X-ray and chemical lasers, Current application of lasers.
Criteria for evaluation Oral Examination
Methods Lecture, excursion to laser company (if possible)
Language German or English
Study material J. Eichler, H.J. Eichler, “Laser: Grundlagen, Systeme, Anwendungen”, Springer;
B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, “Fundamentals of Photonics”, John Wiley.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment