Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FAFN05 overlap following cours/es: FAF190 och FAF190. Optional for: F4, F4asf, F4f, F4tf. Course coordinator: Anne L'Huillier, och Stefan Kröll,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Prerequisites: Knowledge corresponding to the course FAF270 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications. Recommended prerequisits: Knowledge corresponding to the course FMF033 Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Course. Assessment: Written exam. Assignments. Two mandatory laboratory exercises with written report. Project with oral presentation. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give the student an advanced knowledge in atomic physics and especially on the interaction between light and matter. Several exciting research fields such as attosecond physics, nano-optics, laser cooling and trapping and quantum computers will be described.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Foot, C.J.: Atomic Physics. Oxford University Press 2004 (Chap. 7-14)
Laboratory instructions.