Core courses 1 University of Bordeaux
Core courses provide a comprehensive education in laser systems, lightmatter interaction, photonics, materials properties.
Bachelor in Physics
Written exams in December: - 3 to 4 written assignments (40% of the final grade) - Two 2-hours exams (60% of the final grade)
Choice of:A) ADVANCED QUANTUM MECHANICS + LIGHT-MATTER INTERACTION (6ECTS) - Approximation methods in quantum mechanics - Quantum treatment of a charged particle in an electromagneticfield - Fine structure and hyperfine structure of one-electron atomssystems of identical particles - Entangled states, EPR paradox and Bell inequality, experimentaltests, applications - Classic electrodynamic models of atom-radiation interaction - Semi-classic atom-laser interaction models - ApplicationsB) LASER PHYSICS & NONLINEAR OPTICS (6ECTS) - Introduction to laser: brief history, generalities,characteristics of laser light - Laser cavities and Gaussian beams: ABCD matrices, stability,transverse modes, Gaussian beams and propagation - Amplification: Absorption and emission, homogeneous andinhomogeneous enlargements, rate equations, population inversion in3 and 4-level systems, Gain - Laser oscillation: Threshold condition, hole burning, frequencypulling, evolution equations, power output and optimal coupling - Modes of operation: singlemode / multimode, continuous /pulsed, mode selection, brief introduction to Q-switching and lockingmode - Laser technology and optical instrumentation: pumping,birefringent optics, modulators, notions of nonlinear optics,characterization tools - Types of lasers and applications with a focus on semiconductorlasers - Non-linear opticsC) OPTICAL MICROSCOPY: LINEAR, NONLINEAR, SUPER-RESOLUTION (6ECTS) - Basic elements of a microscope - Basics of light-matter interaction: Absorption and Scattering(Mie, Rayleigh) - Contrast mechanisms in white light microscopy - Quantitative Phase Imaging - Fluorescence molecular spectroscopy - Fluorescence microscopy (linear) - Basic notions about the concept of extrinsic probes as opticalreporters - Non-linear Fluorescence microscopy - Signal sensitivity, quantitative fluorescence microscopy,spatial resolution - Adaptive optics in microscopy - Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Time correlatedsingle photon counting - Revealing dipoles interactions by microscopy: Foerster resonantenergy transfert - Dynamic measurements: time resolution - Raman Based microscopy - Photoacoustic microscopy - Optical Coherence Tomography
Lectures. - 106 contact hours (102 lectures, 4 exams) - 408 hours self-study (204 private reading, 102 writing assessment, 68 exam preparation, 34 group work preparation)
Online Course Requirement
https://light-st.u-bordeaux.fr/ Duration: 4 monthsLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: In-class learning, written assignments, written exams
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