Laser Spectroscopy

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1KB766

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry A1F, Physics A1F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 19 February 2019
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - Ångström

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.

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.