Free Electron Laser - Science and Technology, 5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 20 March 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-63051 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 6 March 2023 – 19 March 2023

Entry requirements: 120 credits. Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course or Introduction to Modern Physics or 90 credits in physics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

About the course

Free electron laser physics; undulator radiation, theory of beam wave interaction in a free electron laser (FEL), optical beams and controlled modes, x-ray optics, FEL oscillators and high power amplification of a FEL, SASE FEL and methods to improve the coherence, photon diagnostics. FEL applications: long wavelength FEL, x-ray FEL, atomic and molecular physics, physics at high energy density, x-ray diffraction, biological applications and ultrafast x-ray science.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21