Course detail

Quantum and Laser Electronics

FEKT-NKVEAcad. year: 2015/2016

Introduction to quantum electronics, postulates of quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation, uncertainty principle. Quantum mechanics and thermal physics use. Clarifying radiation and matter interaction. Special characteristics laser radiation and fundamentals of lasers. Sorts of lasers, their parameters and applications (He-Ne laser, He-Cd laser, Ar laser, N2 laser, CO2 laser, eximer lasers, Nd laser, dye lasers, semiconductor lasers). Laser radiation detection. Effects laser radiation on human body. Medical, industry and communication laser utilization. Visit in Institute of Scientific Instrument of CAS.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students become acquainted with quantum theory, thermal physics, radiation and matter interaction, special characteristics laser radiation and fundamentals of lasers. They will obtain conception of sorts of lasers, their parameters and applications. Students become acquainted with effects laser radiation on human body and medical, industry and communication laser utilization.

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

HECHT,J. Understanding Lasers, IEEE PRESS, New York 1991.
HOUSE,J.E. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics, Academic Press, London 1998.
SALEH, B. E. A., TEICH, M. C. Fundamentals of Photonics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Techning methods include lectures, computer laboratories and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write a single project/assignment during the course.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation: 4 homeworks, 2 laboratory tasks and 1 individual project. There are written and verbal parts of examination.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to quantum electronics
History of quantum and laser electronics
Fundamentals of quantum and laser electronics
Fundamental particles and their characteristics
Schrödinger equation
Thermal physics
Radiation matter interaction
Optical resonators
Laser and LED theory
Gas lasers
Solid state, liquid and semiconductor lasers
Application of lasers
Future of quantum and laser electronics

Aims

Introduce students with quantum theory and thermal physics. Clarifying radiation and matter interaction. Produce special characteristics laser radiation and explain fundamentals of lasers. Introduce sorts of lasers, parameters and applications. Analyze effects laser radiation on human body. Produce medical, industry and communication laser utilization.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer