Introduction to Laser Physics
Code  Completion  Credits  Range  Language 

BV002UFL  KZ  4  2P+2L  Czech 
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 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
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