Optional course in the master program. This course is recommended prior to taking KEM365.
Chemistry and Molecular Science master program is responsible for the course
The course is available to students from other degree programmes
KEK201 (Molekyylien rakenne ja spektroskopia) and FYS1015 (Fysiikkaa luonnontieteilijöille) or other courses that cover the basics of molecular structure and electromagnetism.
MATR329 (Optics) and MATR339 (Photonics) for those interested in optics and photonics in general.
After completing the course, the students will have basic knowledge of lasers, optical modulators and other photonics instruments used in modern optical spectroscopy. Taking this course is recommended prior to taking KEM365, which focuses on laser spectroscopic methods and applications.
The course will be lectured in period IV every other year, starting spring 2019. (Examinations annually, see “Additional information” below).
- Optical resonators, laser beam propagation
- Principles of lasers and different type of lasers for spectroscopy
- Control and modulation of laser light
- Generation of new optical wavelengths by nonlinear optics
- Application examples in optical spectroscopy
Weekly lecture/exercise sessions, no attendance requirement
Textbook (TBA), lecture notes and exercises.
Reading of the textbook material is strongly recommended before each lecture. The lectures are designed to help the students gain conceptual understanding of the course material and to discuss the most difficult points of the material together. Deeper understanding is developed through weekly homework problems that will be processed together during the lecture sessions.
Final grade is based on a written exam (70 %) and home exercises (30 %, which can be replaced by an assignment – contact the teacher for details). Grading scale from 0-5, with 5 being top grading and 0 being failed.
The course will be lectured in period IV every other year, starting spring 2019. It is also possible to take the course as a self-study course. Examinations will be arranged annually on request.