FYS-5456 Applications of Laser Technologies, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Mircea Guina, Juha Toivonen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
FYS-5456 2019-01 3 Mircea Guina
Hermann Kahle
Juha Toivonen
Projects reports + exam

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, the student is able to describe the major applications of lasers and analyze the link between the laser properties and application performance. Further, student is able to identify state-of-the-art industrial developments in different application fields of lasers.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Laser properties from the applications point of views  Distinction of major laser technologies   
2. Laser applications in material processing   Several specific techniques to process materials   
3. Laser applications in imagine and medicine  Several specific techniques for imaging and medicine   
4. Laser applications in sensing and communication   Several laser sensing techniques and optical communication methods   

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

The grade is determined based on weekly homework assignments (30 %), project work (30 %), and the final exam (40%). Good activity and performance at lectures and with weekly assignments and the project work will give a good background for the exam helps in achieving a good grade.

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
FYS-5417 Laser Physics Mandatory    

Correspondence of content

There is no equivalence with any other courses

Updated by: Kunnari Jaana, 05.03.2019