Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101045942016Lasers and its ApplicationsElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to teach the optical properties of laser light and principles, definitions, types and applications of the lasers.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Hümeyra ÖRÜCÜ
Learning Outcomes
1Being able to know working principles of lasers
2Being able to know laser resonators and the gain medium
3Being able to know specific types of lasers
4Being able to know application of lasers in industry, technology and medical operations
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Nature of light, history of laser, laser oscillation, stimulated and spontaneous emission and absorption, Solid state lasers, Gas lasers, Excimer lasers, Semiconductor lasers, liquid lasers, Chemical lasers, Free electron lasers, X-ray lasers, medical, industry, scientific and military applications of lasers.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Laser definition, History of laser, Properties of Laser Beam,
2Electromagnetic Waves and Photons, Fundamental quantum properties of light
3Absorption, Emission, and Dispersion of Light, Spontaneous Emission, Stimulated Emission Einstein Coefficients
4Laser resonator, Laser oscillation, Gain, feedback and Threshold Condition, rate equations
5Laser Oscillation: Power and Frequency, Effect of Spatial Hole Burning, Polarization and Modulation
6Laser cavity and resonator systems, Fabry–Perot Resonator
7Energy Levels and Lineshape Functions, two-level, three-level, four-level lasers, Homogeneous and Inhomogeneous Line Broadening, Lorentz Function, Gaussian Lineshape Function
8Mid-term exam
9Q Switching, Mode locking, different ways of operating a laser.
10Some specific lasers: Solid state lasers, Gas lasers, Excimer lasers, Semiconductor lasers
11Some specific lasers: Dye lasers, Chemical lasers Free electron lasers, X-ray lasers
12Application of lasers, medical applications, technologic applications
13Application of lasers, industry applications
14Laser safety, laser spectroscopy
15Project presentations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1)O.Svelto, Principles of lasers, Springer 5th. Edi., 2010 2)P.W. Milloni, J.H. Eberly, Laser physics, Wiley, 2010
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation111
Self Study148112
Individual Study for Mid term Examination13535
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)239
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