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Syllabus of the course: Laboratory of Laser and Modern Physics

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InstructorC. Fotakis, E. Stratakis
ProgramWednesday, 15:00-17:00, Seminar Room 1 Floor, ITE
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Goal of the courseThis is a laboratory course aiming to provide a first direct contact with issues of current research in Lasers, Laser applications and Modern optics. Students in groups of two, join for periods of 2 or 3 weeks on going research of teams involved in experimental projects in the Laser Laboratories of IESL-FORH. Through this experience, students are exposed to experimental aspects of modern optics and laser technology. During the course are expected to undertake 5 experimental exercises (lasting 2 to 3 weeks each), for which they will prepare reports in the format of brief research papers. Also, all students at the end of the course are expected to make a short oral presentation (~15 – 20 mins) relevant to a topic within the broader field of Photonics.
Syllabus1) Diagnostic Techniques: Laser Spectroscopy, Multispectral Imaging, Optical metrology, Pump-probe technique.
2) Laser systems: Excimer, Nd:Yag, Ultrafast lasers
3) Applications: Laser ablation, surface modification, Micro and nano-processing by lasers, Thin film growth, micro/nano stereo-lithography, characterization of materials (XRD, profilometry, other), Laser applications in cultural heritage.
Bibliography«Οπτική και Λέιζερ» – M. Young – Πανεπιστηµιακές Εκδόσεις Ε.Μ.Π.
«Μαθήµατα Οπτικής» - Γιώργος Ασηµέλλης – Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήµιο Θεσσαλονίκης

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