Course syllabus

Atom- och molekylspektroskopi
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

FAFN25, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2019-03-26

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: BME5-bf, F4, F4-f, F4-mt, F4-es, N4-m
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of the course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on the many powerful methods provided by modern atomic- and molecular spectroscopy regarding basic studies as well as practical applications.

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

be able to appreciate the power of spectroscopic techniques in science and technology.


Overview of atomic and molecular structure. Radiative and scattering processes including resonant, Rayleigh-, Raman- och Mie-scattering. Synchrotron radiation. Optical spectroscopy. light sources, spectrally resoving instruments, detectors, methods for optical analysis. Resonance methods: optical resonance spectroscopy, electron- och nuclear spin resonance. Tuneable lasers: laser types, single mode generation, laser related equipment. Laser spectroscopy: time resolved spectroscopy and high resolution Doppler-free techniques. Laser spectroscopic applications: Remote sensing techniques, combustion diagnostics, medical applications. Demonstrations: Synchrotron radiation, laser-based measurement techniques, combustion diagnostics.

Three laboratory sessions: 

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam, project assignments and laboratory excercises passed.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Laboratory Practice.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written laboratory report after each laboratory exercise. Contents: Experimental work as laboratory exercises in small groups. Preparation before and reporting after each exercise is mandatory.
Code: 0217. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.


Required prior knowledge: FAFA10 Quantum Phenomena and Nanotechnology or FAFF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications or (FAFA50 Waves, Optics and Atomic Physics and FAFF45 Physics for Biomedicine).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FAF080

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Stefan Kröll,
Teacher: Joakim Bood,
Teacher: Lars Rippe,
Course homepage:
Further information: It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.