Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FAFN05 overlaps following cours/es: FAF190. Optional for: F4, F4f, F4tf, MFOT1, MNAV1. Course coordinator: Anne L'Huillier,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: Basic Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics. Assessment: Written exam. Two mandatory laboratory exercises with preparation assignment and written report. Project. 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. An introduction to several exciting research fields such as atoms in strong laser fields, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, quantum computers will be given.

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.