Course syllabus


FAFN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2014-04-08

General Information

Main field: Photonics.
Elective for: BME4-bf, E4-f, F4, F4-f, N4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims at providing knowledge about the physical principles of lasers as well as to give an orientation of the different laser types and laser techniques.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Three mandatory laboratory exercises with report. A small project using a ray tracing programme.

Code: 0114. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0214. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed project.
Code: 0314. Name: Laboratory Works.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory works.


Required prior knowledge: Basic Physics, Mathematics and Optics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FAF073, FAF112

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jörgen Larsson,
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