Physics and astronomy

Lasers and Photonics

Module code: F3218
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Class
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

This module covers:

  • Light-matter interaction. 
  • Rate equations of lasers. 
  • Principles of Gaussian optics and optical cavities. 
  • Types of lasers and their applications.

Pre-requisite

Pre-requisites:
Level 5: (F3204) Electrodynamics [T1]

Module learning outcomes

  • Explain the principles of lasers.
  • Apply rate equations to lasers.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of different laser types.
  • Apply Gaussian optics.