Course syllabus

Avancerade laser- och optiksystem
Advanced Optics and Lasers

FAFN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2023-04-17

General Information

Main field: Photonics.
Compulsory for: MFOT1
Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-f
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

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



The course covers the following topics:

The teaching consists of lectures, two laboratory sessions (non-linear optics, ultrafast optics (titanium-sapphire laser)) including preparatory laser safety, group work and a project in optical design by means of a modern ray tracing program. Participation in laboratory sessions, projects and related teaching is compulsory. Study visit showing current research information is offered.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination is based on laboratory sessions and project work and their related reports during the course and on a written examination at the end of the course. Before the laboratory exercises, the student shall complete a course with a test in basic laser safety.

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: 0123. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0223. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed project.
Code: 0323. Name: Laboratory Works.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory works.
Code: 0423. Name: Laser Safety.
Credits: 0,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laser safety module


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic Physics, Mathematics and Optics.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Jörgen Larsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course is part of a series of three courses (FAFF01, FAFN01 and FAFN10). This course (FAFN10) can be taken first but it is an advantage to have passed the course FAFF01 Optics and optical design first. It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.