Experimental Techniques: optics and laserspectroscopy

Course Code :1002WETEXT
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Credit for Math. methods for physics I, II & III, Gen. physics I, II & III, Experimental physics I & II, Introduction to anal. mechanics and Introduction to quantum mechanics.
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Wim Wenseleers

3. Course contents *

Optical techniques and lasers have become an essential part of modern technology and scientific research.  First, the general principles, technical aspects and possibilities of the most widely used techniques for the generation, manipulation, selection (polarisation, wavelength), and detection of light are explained. Subsequently, the operation of lasers is treated in more detail: How can one control the emitted wavelength, how can short or high energy pulses be generated -- in other words, which types of lasers are suitable for which purpose ?  The most frequently used optical spectroscopic techniques are discussed, once more from a technical/practical perspective.