Course: לייזרים ואופטיקה אולטרא-מהירה, 2022ב

  • Principles of laser operation, stimulated/spontaneous emission, rate equations, spectral line broadening.

    Gaussian beams and resonators, laser modes, Gouy phase, brightness, M^2, optimum coupling.

    Fundamental limits and noise.

    Pulsed lasers:  Q-switching, mode-locking.

    Specific laser systems:  Gas, dye, solid-state, semiconductor and fiber lasers.


    Ultrafast oscillators and amplifiers, chirped pulse amplification (CPA).

    Ultrafast pulses, femtosecond pulse propagation, pulse shaping, carrier-envelope phase (CEP) stabilization.


    Optical Kerr effect, ultrafast pulse measurements, modern experimental techniques.


    Extreme non-linear optics, 3-step model, high harmonic generation, and attosecond science.

  • References:

    Principles of Lasers, Orazio Svetlo; Springer; 5 ed. 2010  

    Nonlinear optics, R. Boyd; Academic Press; 3 ed. 2008

    Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, J. C. Dies; Academic Press; 2 ed. 2006


    Laser Electronics, J.T. Verdeyen;  Prentice Hall; 3 ed. 1995

    Lasers, A.E. Siegman; Univ. Science Books; 1986

  • Office hours

    Name Day Hours Building/Room E-mail
    Dr. Eugene Frumker By appointment - 54/213



    Group What? Name Day Hours Building/Room
    1 Lecture Dr. Eugene Frumker Tuesday 10:00-13:0028/303

  • Home work: 20% magen

    Exam: Written exam

  • Note, the file names do not necessarily correspond to the sequential lecture number