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PH5181   Photonics Laboratory 1

Academic year(s): 2016-2017

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

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. A poster or a formal lab report is included.