Course syllabus

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Light - Matter Interaction

FAFN05, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED F/Pi
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Elective for: F4, F4-tf, F4-f, F4-axn, MFOT1, MNAV1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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 modern research fields such as atoms in strong laser fields, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, quantum computers will be given.

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


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exam. Two mandatory laboratory exercises with numerical preparation assignment and written report.

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.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FAF190

Reading list

Contact and other information

Teacher: Anne L´Huillier,
Course coordinator: Andreas Walther,
Course homepage:
Further information: It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.