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Department of Physics
open chemistry
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 17.10  2nd HS: 05.12 20.02  begin SS: 17.04

4020165174 Laser Physics  VVZ 

Tue 9-11
weekly NEW 14 1'09 (32) Thomas Elsässer, Alejandro Saenz
Fri 13-15
weekly NEW 14 1'09 (32)
Wed 13-15
weekly NEW 14 1'15 (60) Thomas Elsässer, Alejandro Saenz
Tue 11-13
weekly NEW 15 2'102 (24) Bruno Schulz, Christoph Roll, Christoph Hauf

Digital- & Präsenz-basierter Kurs

classroom language
Light-matter interaction, optical Bloch equations, optics, resonators, types of lasers, laser theory, basics of laser spectroscopy, selected applications (e.g., ultrashort pulses, laser cooling, optical switching and optical communications, nonlinear optics)
Basic knowledge from bachelor training in electrodynamics, optics, and quantum mechanics
structure / topics / contents
1. Wave optics and propagation of light (resonators,
photonic crystals, and metamaterials)
2. Light-matter interactions (semiclassical picture)
3. Optical amplification and laser
4. Types of lasers, sources of coherent radiation
5. Applications: optical frequency conversion,
nanooptics, plasmonics)
6. Quantization of the electromagnetic field (Fock
states, thermal and coherent states, coherence
7. Quantum-mechanical light-matter interaction
(Jaynes-Cummings model)
assigned modules
P23.4 Pe23.4
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
6 SWS, 8 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Regular participation in and solving of exercises, Written or oral exam as final examination in the basic optics module P23.4.1
Introductory lecture for the specialization P23.4 Optics/Photonice.
Prof. Dr. T. Elsässer, Max-Born-Institut, Haus C, Raum 2.1,, 030-6392-1400, Prof. A. Saenz, HU Physik, NEW15, Raum 2.208,, 030-2093-4902
D. Meschede. Optik, Licht und Laser. Teubner
B. E. A. Saleh, M. Teich. Grundlagen der Photonik. Wiley
F. K. Kneubühl, M. W. Sigrist. Laser. Teubner
O. Svelto. Principles of Lasers. Plenum
G.A. Reider. Photonik. Springer
M. Fox. Quantum Optics - an Introductionin. Oxford University Press
G. Grynberg, A. Aspect, C. Fabre. Introduction to Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press
M. O. Scully, M. S.Zubairy. Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press
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