WS 2023 SS 2023
WS 2022
WS 2021 SS 2022
Department of Physics
open chemistry
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 17.10  2nd HS: 12.12 20.02  begin SS: 16.04

4020225070 Laser Physics      VVZ  

Mon 11-13
weekly NEW 14 1'02 (60) Kurt Busch, Arno Rauschenbeutel
Wed 11-13
weekly NEW 14 1'02 (60)
Tue 9-11
weekly NEW 14 1'13 (24) Francesco Intravaia
Wed 15-17
weekly NEW 14 1'13 (24) Francesco Intravaia


classroom language
Light-matter interaction, optical Bloch equations, optics, resonators, types of lasers, laser theory, basics of laser spectroscopy, selected applications (e.g., ultrashort pulses, laser cooling, optical switching and optical communications, nonlinear optics)
Basic knowledge from bachelor training in electrodynamics, optics, and quantum mechanics
structure / topics / contents
1. Wave optics and propagation of light (resonators,
photonic crystals, and metamaterials)
2. Light-matter interactions (semiclassical picture)
3. Optical amplification and laser
4. Types of lasers, sources of coherent radiation
5. Applications: optical frequency conversion,
nanooptics, plasmonics)
6. Quantization of the electromagnetic field (Fock
states, thermal and coherent states, coherence
7. Quantum-mechanical light-matter interaction
(Jaynes-Cummings model)
assigned modules
P23.4 Pe23.4
amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
6 SWS, 8 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Regular participation in and solving of exercises, Written or oral exam as final examination in the basic optics module P23.4.1
Depending on the status of the pandemic this class could take place online or in person. Additional information will be provided as soon as possible. Please refer to the web link provided above.
Prof. K. Busch., NEW15, Raum 3'208,, 030-2093-82452; Prof. A. Rauschenbeutel, NEW 15, Raum 3'515,, 030-2093-82152.
D. Meschede. Optik, Licht und Laser. Teubner
B. E. A. Saleh, M. Teich. Grundlagen der Photonik. Wiley
F. K. Kneubühl, M. W. Sigrist. Laser. Teubner
O. Svelto. Principles of Lasers. Plenum
G.A. Reider. Photonik. Springer
M. Fox. Quantum Optics - an Introductionin. Oxford University Press
G. Grynberg, A. Aspect, C. Fabre. Introduction to Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press
M. O. Scully, M. S.Zubairy. Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press
C.C. Gerry, P.L. Knight. Introductory Quantum Optics. Cambridge University Press
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