Code: 17AMPLT Laser Technology
Lecturer: doc. Ing. Marie Pospíšilová CSc. Weekly load: 2+1 Assessment: Z,ZK
Department: 17101 Credits: 4 Semester: S
The subject follows the introductory course of Optics for biology and medicine. It covers the basic principles of laser functions, classification and overview of of varius types of lasers, Several selected applications are mentioned.

1. Laser scheme. Open resonator. Eigenmodes. Eigenfrequencies.
2. Resonator photon life time .Quality factor Q.Stable and unstable resonators..
3. Gaussian beam (waist, divergence)
4. Ctive medium. Set of quantum systems.
5. Interaction of electromagnetic radiation with quantum systems. Resonant transitions, Spontaneous and stimulated emission.
6. Amplification in resonanr medium. Active medium in optical resonator. Optimum coupling.
7. Homogeneous and inhomogeneous spectal line broadenning. Resonator mode selection. laser tuning.
8. Laser dynamics (cw performace, pulse generation). Rate equations. Q-switching.
9 Mode-locking. Generation of femtosecond pulses.
10. Solid state lasers (ruby, Nd: YAG, Ti: sapphire). Dide pumped solid state lasers.
11. Gas lasers (molecular, atomic, ion (CO2 , He-Ne, Ar), Excimer lasers.
12. Chemical lasers. High power lasers.
13. High power pulsed lasers. Laser system for ignition of thermonuclear reaction..
14. Plasma lasers. Soft X-ray lasers.
Recommended literature:
[1] Vrbová, M. - Jelínková, H. - Gavrilov, P.: Úvod do laserové techniky. Skriptum ČVUT Praha 1994
[2] Vrbová, M. a kol.: Oborová encyklopedie Lasery a moderní optika. Prometheus. Praha 1994
[3] Webová aplikace
[4] Saleh, B.E.A - Teich, M.C.: Základy fotoniky - Svazek 2 a 3, Matfyzpress Praha 1994 ISBN 80-85863-00-6 or English original
[5] Svelto O.: Pronciples of Llasers, 4-th edision, Plenum Press 1998 or 5 -th edition
Laser, Interaction of electromgnetic radiation with matter. Laser beam. Laser safety.