Quantum and Laser Electronics
FEKT-LKVEAcad. year: 2017/2018
Students will learn the basic postulates of quantum mechanics, Schrödinger equation, the wave function, the uncertainty principle, statistical thermodynamics, interactions of radiation and matter, the basic properties of laser radiation, principles and characteristics of lasers, laser detection, and the effects of laser radiation on the human body and the use of lasers in medicine, industry and telecommunications. In the individual project, students will solve specific laser application.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The graduate is able:
- To describe basic principles of quantum theory and statistical thermodynamics
- To describe the interaction of radiation and matter
- To explain the principle of laser function
- To compare particular laser types and to discuss their advantages and disadvantages
- To describe the effects of laser radiation on the human body
- To name and to describe practical applications of lasers
The subject knowledge on the Bachelor´s degree level is requested.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
WILFERT,O. Optoelektronika. Skripta. UREL VUT v Brně, Brno 2002, ISBN 80-214-2264-5 (CS)
HOUSE,J.E. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics, Academic Press, London 1998. (EN)
HECHT,J. Understanding Lasers, IEEE PRESS, New York 1991. (EN)
WILFERT,O. Optoelektronika. Elektronický učební text. UREL VUT v Brně, Brno 2002, REL 023 (CS)
WILFERT, O. Kvantová a laserová elektronika. Učební text. UREL VUT v Brně. Brno 2012. (CS)
B.E.A.Saleh, M.C.Teich:Základy fotoniky 1-4,Matfyzpress (CS)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Techning methods include tutorials and practical laboratories. Course is taking advantage of e-learning (Moodle) system. Students have to write 5 homeworks during the course.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Evaluation: 5 homeworks (up to 30 points), 2 laboratory exercises (up to 20 points). The test has a compulsory written part (up to 30 points) and a compulsory oral part (up 20 points). The content of the exam corresponds to the subject annotation.
Language of instruction
1. Introduction to quantum electronics
2. History of quantum and laser electronics
3. Fundamentals of quantum and laser electronics
4. Fundamental particles and their characteristics
5. Schrödinger equation
6. Statistical thermodynamics
7. Radiation - matter interaction
8. Optical resonators
9. Laser and LED theory
10. Gas lasers
11. Solid state, liquid and semiconductor lasers
12. Application of lasers (optical links, optical sensors)
13. Future of quantum and laser electronics
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the quantum theory and statistical thermodynamics, to explain the interaction of radiation and matter, to show the special characteristics of laser radiation and explain the operating principles of lasers. Another goal is to introduce the types of lasers, their parameters and usage, analyze the effects of laser radiation on the human body and demonstrate the use of lasers in medicine, industry and telecommunications.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Evaluation of activities is specified by a regulation, which is issued by the lecturer responsible for the course annually.