Syllabus for Laser Spectroscopy



  • 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), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2014-03-13
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-02-19
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2019
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits with 90 credits in chemistry or 90 credits in physics. Spectroscopy, 10 credits, or the equivalent is recommended. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student 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


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.


Lectures, tutorial exercises, seminars, laboratories, seminars and project.


Seminars (5 credits), written and oral presentations of project (3 credits), laboratory exercises (2 credits). The final grade corresponds to a weighted sum of the different course components

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

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

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • 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

  • Rullière, Claude.; Rullière, Claude Femtosecond laser pulses [Elektronisk resurs] : principles and experiments

    Part of:

    Table of Contents / Abstracts

    Find in the library

Supplementary material: handouts and course compendium.

Last modified: 2022-04-26