The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the basic theory of laser systems and to provide the appropriate knowledge to design, build and test a laser working in three different regimes: continuous, Q-switched and mode-locked.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the laboratory course the student will have a detailed knowledge of more optical techniques, in detail: 1) alignment of an optical cavity and a laser 2) measurement of relaxation oscillations of different lasers 3) measurement of frequency differences between the modes of a laser 4) realization of a single mode laser 5) realization of a pulsed laser in Q-switch regime 6) measurement of the temporal length of the pulses of a mode-locked laser
Lesson period: Second semester
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