Master’s studies

Syllabus for Laser Spectroscopy

Laserspektroskopi

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1KB766
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1F, Physics A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5.
  • Established: 2014-03-13
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2014
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 90 credits in chemistry or 90 credits in physics. Spectroscopy, 10 credits, or equivalent is recommended.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

After the course the students should be able to:

  • describe and explain fundamental concepts in laser physics
  • compare the function and properties of a number of common lasers
  • describe and compare the most common methods in laser spectroscopy as well as their their applications in studying photochemical and photophysical processes
  • apply and use laser spectroscopic instruments in practice

Content

Properties of light, interaction between light and matter, principles of laser action, properties of laser radiation, non-linear phenomena and generation of short pulses, laser systesm for spectroscopy, instrumentation for detection of optical signals and time-resolved measurements, absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, non-linear spectroscopy, time-resolved and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy, special applications of laser spectroscopy, laboratory exercises.

Instruction

Lectures, tutorial exercises, laboratories, seminars and project.

Assessment

Oral project presentation during the course and written examination at the end of the course, 8 credits. The laboratory component accounts for 2 credits. The final grade corresponds to a weighted sum of the different course components.

Other directives

The course cannot be counted towards a degree together with 1KB757 Lacer Spectroscopy.

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2014

  • Telle, Helmut H.; Urena, Angel Gonzalez; Donovan, Robert John Laser chemistry : spectroscopy, dynamics and applications

    Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, cop. 2007

    Find in the library

  • Telle, Helmut H.; Urena, Angel Gonzalez; Donovan, Robert John Laser chemistry : spectroscopy, dynamics and applications

    Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, c2007

    Find in the library

Supplementary material: handouts and course compendium.