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Introduction to Laser Physics

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BV002UFL KZ 4 2P+2L Czech
Garant předmětu:
Jan Píchal
Lecturer:
Jan Píchal
Tutor:
Jan Píchal
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The subject introduces the basics of laser physics. It explains the principle of laser operation, presents basic terms and describes in detail individual types of lasers, including their construction, characterizes the main properties of laser radiation and briefly indicates the possibilities of creating short pulses of radiation. The next part focuses on the use of lasers in various areas of human activity. It also lists safety principles for working with lasers. In the practical part, it is supplemented by visits to top workplaces (e.g. PALS, ELI, HiLASE) dealing with the given issue.

Requirements:

Knowledge of high school mathematics and physics, differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable and linear algebra. Participation in seminars, minimum 60% attendance and success rate in the final test.

Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Light as electromagnetic radiation

2. Atoms, molecules and light

3. Principle of laser function_1

4. Principle of laser function _2

5. Classification of lasers_1

6. Classification of lasers_2

7. Classification of lasers_3

8. Nonlinear optics

9. Basic characteristics of lasers

10. Holography

11. Application of lasers in medicine

12. Application of lasers _1. (PALS excursion)

13. Application of lasers _2. (ELI excursion)

14. Application of lasers _3. (HiLASE excursion)

Study Objective:

Get acquainted with the physical principles of lasers and their application in practice.

Study materials:

1. Wilson J., Hawkes J.F.B.: Lasers - Optoelectronics, an introduction, Prentice Hall Europe 1998 (a další vydání)

2. Reider G.A.: Photonik, Springer 1997

3. Hitz C. B., Ewing J., Hecht J.: Introduction to Laser Technology, Publisher: J. Wiley & Sons, (4th ed. 2012)

4. Thyagarajan K., Ghatak A.: Lasers: Fundamentals and Applications, Publisher: Springer; (2nd ed. 2011)

5. Silfvast W. T.: Laser Fundamentals. Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (2nd ed. 2008)

6. Svelto O.: Principles of Lasers. Publisher: Springer, (5th ed. 2010)

7. Milonni P. W., Eberly J. H.: Laser Physics, Wiley, Hoboeken, New Jersey

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
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Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
roomT2:B2-48
Píchal J.
09:15–10:45
(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice
Konzultační
roomT2:B2-48
Píchal J.
11:00–12:30
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Dejvice
Konzultační
Fri
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