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Lasers et matière

Informations pratiques

Discipline :

Physique et Chimie

Niveau :

Master 1

Semestre :


Crédits ECTS :


Volume Horaire :

24h Cours
24h TD

Responsable :

Florian Kulzer

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1

Institut Lumière Matière

Intervenants :

F. Kulzer

T. Roscilde


S. Ciliberto

J. Morville


La Formation

1 Introduction
1.1 Fundamental Principles of Lasers
1.2 Conditions for Sustained Laser Oscillation
1.3 Properties of Laser Radiation
1.4 What Are Lasers Good For?
1.5 Bibliography

2 The Interaction of Light and Matter
2.1 Electromagnetic Dispersion Theory
2.2 The Lorentz Oscillator Model
2.3 Phenomenological Treatment – Rate Equations
2.4 Semiclassical Radiation Theory

3 Optical Resonators and Gaussian Beams
3.1 Introductory Remarks
3.2 The Ray Transfer Matrix (ABCD Matrix)
3.3 Resonator Stability (Ray Optics)
3.4 The Paraxial Wave Equation
3.5 Zero-Order Gaussian Beams
3.6 The ABCD Law for Gaussian Beams
3.7 Gaussian Modes of Optical Resonators
3.8 Practical Considerations in Resonator Design
3.9 Higher-Order Modes of Gaussian Beams
3.10 The Spectral Transfer Function of a Cavity

4 Principles of Lasers
4.1 Introductory Remarks
4.2 Gain and Oscillation Threshold
4.3 Rate Equations for Cavity Dynamics
4.4 Gain Saturation
4.5 The Uniform-Field Approximation
4.6 Homogeneous and Inhomogeneous Broadening
4.7 Dynamics of Lasers

5 Types of Lasers


Ondes et Optique (L3)

Modalité de l'examen

Examen final écrit.


Absorption, emission, gaussian beams, resonators, rate equations, quality factor, photon lifetime, Q-switching, mode-locking, brightness, coherence.