FYS-5427 Advanced laser technology, 5 cr

Additional information

This course should not be taken by those who have earlier taken FYS-5406 Laser Physics
Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Regina Gumenyuk, Goery Genty


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
FYS-5427 2019-01 3 Goery Genty
Regina Gumenyuk
Homeworks + exams

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course, the student is able to analyze the transient behavior of lasers. The student will also be able to describe the operation principles of pulsed lasers. The student is able to describe the dynamics of Q-switching and mode-locking techniques and their practical implementation.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Transient behaviour and relaxation oscillation     
2. Q-switched lasers  Rate equation description of Q-switched lasers   
3. Mode-locked lasers  Complex plane representation of mode-locking  Active and Passive Mode-locking theories  
4. Ultra-short pulses generation  Group-velocity and dispersion   


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
FYS-5417 Laser Physics Mandatory    

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
FYS-5427 Advanced laser technology, 5 cr FYS-5426 Laser Physics II, 4 cr  

Updated by: Genty Goery, 27.09.2019