Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 11
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Admission pre-requisite
Weekly contact: 3 x 3.5-hour practicals.
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