Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

PH5181   Photonics Laboratory 1

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm Mon, Tue and Thu

The photonics teaching laboratory gives training in the experimental photonics, and allows students the opportunity to explore photonics practically in a series of chosen open-ended investigations. Students use their knowledge and skills from the lecture modules, supplemented by additional reading, to investigate relevant photonic effects. Phase I involves work in small groups in introductory areas, then phase II allows primarily individual investigation of topics such as the second harmonic generation, optical parametric oscillation, erbium amplifiers, Nd lasers, optical tweezers, spectroscopy, remote sensing of speed, Brag reflectors, and holography.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Admission pre-requisite

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 3.5-hour practicals.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-Assessment available, lab-based module


Module coordinator: Dr B D Sinclair
Module teaching staff: Dr B Sinclair, Dr F Koenig, Prof A Di Falco, Prof K Dholakia, Dr H Ohadi