Quantum Optics - Lasers

Course Information
TitleΚΒΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΟΠΤΙΚΗ - LASER / Quantum Optics - Lasers
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorSotirios Ves
Course ID40003074

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreSpecial Election844

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge in Mathematics, Quantum mechanics, Optics and Statistical Physics
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to understand, in not a detailed mathematical description, the basic LASER operating principles, the physics of underlying phenomena, the ways of their implementation and as well as the various types of LASER based at above operating principles. Finally, the students will have a solid knowledge about possible applications areas of a LASER, depending on its type and properties.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Module 1 (3 hours): Nature of radiation, various forms of radiation, Mathematical description of radiation. Module 2 (3): Quantum theory of the interaction between radiation and matter: Aporro-extraction, emission, Corpuscular photon properties. Module 3 (3): Quantum theory of the interaction between radiation and matter: Elementary theory of interaction of a quantum system and electromagnetic radiation. Module 4 (3): Quantum theory of the interaction between radiation and matter: Half-life of excited states and energy width. Module 5 (3): Statistical properties of photons and sources: the concept of elementary cell. Temporal- and spatial- coherence. The elementary bundle. Module 6 (3 hours): Statistical properties of photons and sources: Fluctuation Phenomena. Measurements in many elementary cells. Monochromaticity and coherence. Module 7 (3): Lasers: Optical resonance cavities, spatial form of modes in open resonance cavities. Stability of optical resonance cavities. Module 8 (3): Lasers: Optical resonant cavity frequency spectrum, Population inversion. Modes in a Laser. Amplification factor and output power. Module 9 (3): Lasers: 3- and 4- levels Lasers. Module 10 (3 hours): Types of Lasers: Overview, of types of Lasers, Gas Lasers. Module 11 (3): Types of Lasers: Lasers, fluids, Chemical Lasers, Lasers solid Module 12 (3 hours): Types of Semiconductor Lasers: Lasers, Module 13 (3): types of Lasers: free electron Lasers, Lasers.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΚΒΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΟΠΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ LASER Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 8762 Έκδοση: 1/1999 Συγγραφείς: ΒΕΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΙΟΣ ISBN: Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Σ. Γιαχούδης & ΣIA O.E.
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