Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FAFN01 overlaps following cours/es: FAF073 and FAF112. Compulsory for: MFOT1. Optional for: E4, E4f, E4ssr, F4, F4asf, F4f, N4. Course coordinator: Anne L´Huillier, and Jörgen Larsson,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: Basic Physics, Mathematics and Optics. Assessment: Written exam. Three mandatory laboratory exercises with report. A small project using a ray tracing programme. Home page:

The aim of the course is to teach the physical principles of lasers as well as to give an orientation of the different laser types and laser techniques.

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

have an increased experience for working in groups of two or four persons towards a common goal.


Laboratory exercises: Helium Neon laser, Diode laser, Neodym laser. Project with a ray tracing programme.

Fundamental of Photonics
B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich
Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, John Wiley & sons, inc., Second edition.
Chapters 3,12-15,11