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. Compulsory for: MFOT1. Optional for: E4, E4f, F4, F4f. Course coordinator: Jörgen Larsson, and Anne L'Huillier,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FAFF01 Optics and Optical Design, FAFN01 Lasers. Assessment: Written exam (The regular exam will be a written exam, re-examination can be either oral or written). Compulsory laborations with written reports. Project. Home page:

The course aims at providing knowledge about basic as well as advanced techniques for manipulating and controlling laser light and laser pulses. This involves controlling intensity, frequency distribution, temporal profiles in order to design advanced optical systems for specialised tasks in industry as well as research.

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 ability to design and evaluate optical methods that can be used for developing new technology, methods and systems.


Two laboratory exercises: Non-linear optics, Ultrafast optics.

B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich,
Fundamental of Photonics
Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, John Wiley & sons, inc. 1991, ISBN 0-471-83965-5