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260063 VU Introduction to Quantum Electronics (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 14.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 21.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 28.10. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 04.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.11. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 02.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 09.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.12. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.01. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.01. 09:00 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims
At the end of this course, students will have the necessary background to understand, compare and evaluate various laser types and their suitability for scientific tasks in spectroscopy at a scientific level.
Furthermore, students will obtain the competence to independently derive basic quantities relevant in laser design by application of appropriate mathematical models both on paper and in simple computer simulations.
In addition, students passing this course will improve in their scientific presentation and reading skills: They will be able to independently research a scientific topic in the scope of this course and give a short talk supported by media (presentation slides, blackboard) using adequate scientific vocabulary. This includes the ability to generate meaningful and reasonable visualizations (plots and sketches) and giving adequate and constructive feedback.

Contents
Topics include: wave propagation, ray optics, wave optics, Gaussian optics, Fourier optics, nonlinear optics, pulse propagation, dispersion, nonlinear pulse propagation, pulse broadening, pulse compression, interference, principles of lasers, waveguides, Q-switching, mode-locking, pulse measurements, optical frequency combs, spectroscopy experiments and applications for ultrafast pulsed lasers.

Methods
Methods of the course include interactive lectures with regular student participation, exercise classes employing various learning methods (group work, individual homework assignments, mathematical examples, basic programming examples), as well as short student presentations on a scientific publication related to the topics of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

In-class examples, short student talks and a final oral exam. During the final oral exam, no materials are permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Throughout this course a total of 110 points will be obtainable. The minimum requirement for a passing grade is 50 points or more. Grades will be given as indicated below:

≥ 50 points: 4
≥ 60 points: 3
≥ 75 points: 2
≥ 90 points: 1

Examination topics

See “Contents” section

Reading list

Required Reading
A list of scientific journal papers for student talks will be available in Moodle towards the second half of the course. Participants have to choose one paper off the list as required reading.

Further Reading (books the lecture is based on)
Saleh, B. E. A.; Teich, M. C.(1991/2007/2019): Fundamentals of Photonics. 1st/2nd/3rd ed. Wiley. (available as a print book via usearch)
Siegmann, Anthony E.(1986): Lasers. University Science Books.
Boyd, Robert W. (2008): Nonlinear Optics. 3rd ed. Elsevier. (available as an e-book via usearch)

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B, MaG 9, MaG 10, MaG 17, MaG 18, MaV 5, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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