Quantum Optics - Lasers

Course Information
TitleΚΒΑΝΤΙΚΗ ΟΠΤΙΚΗ - LASER / Quantum Optics - Lasers
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Papangelis (papagelis)
Course ID40003074

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses845

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

Registered students: 47
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreSpecial Election844

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge in Mathematics, Quantum mechanics, Optics and Statistical Physics
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to understand, in not a detailed mathematical description, the nature of electromagnetic radiation, fundamental principles of interaction between radiation and matter, statistical properties of photons and sources, 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 on the above operating principles. Finally, the students will acquire solid knowledge about possible applications areas of a LASER, depending on its type and properties.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
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: Absorption, emission, Particle 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: Lifetime 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.
Light Sources, radiative transitions in atoms, Einstein coefficients, width and profile of spectral lines, Statistics of photons, light-matter interaction, optical resonance cavities, three and four level Lasers, types of Lasers (Gas, fluids, solid-state, Chemical, Semiconductor, free electron).
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of PowerPoint presentations and simulation with Mathematica and Origin. Usage of the provided tools by eLearning. Electronic correspondence ( e-mail)with the students. Electronic evaluation by the students.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (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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