Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Laser Physics PHY434 8 4 + 0 8

Prerequisites No

Language English
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Prof. M.HALUK GÜVEN
Instructors Prof. M.HALUK GÜVEN
Goals Provide information related to fundamentals and applications of laser physics.
Contents Laser light, basic laser principles, laser output, laser output modification, resonators, Mirrors and the modes, solid state lasers, dye laser, semiconductor lasers.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Knows the basics of laser physics.
2 Knows the types and working principles of the laser.
3 Knows the Laser output's modification.
4 Have knowledge about laser applications.
5 Knows the principles of continuous and pulsed laser outputs and work.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lectures are given on blackboard by using notes.
Assessment Methods Two midterm and final exam and the the application of computer.



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Light of Laser.
2 The Basic Principles of Laser. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
3 Laser Output. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
4 Laser Output Modfication. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
5 First Midterm Exam The lecture should be repeated.
6 Resonators. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
7 Mirrors and The Modes. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
8 Solid State Lasers. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
9 Solid State Lasers. (continue) The chapter should be read in the textbook.
10 Second Midterm Exam The lecture should be repeated.
11 Dye laser The chapter should be read in the textbook.
12 DYE Laser. (continue) The chapter should be read in the textbook.
13 Semiconductor Lasers. The chapter should be read in the textbook.
14 Semiconductor Lasers. (continue) The chapter should be read in the textbook.



Sources
Textbook Lasers P.W. Milonni J. H. Eberly, LAZERS, John Willey and Sons, 1988 New York.
Additional Resources J. Wilson, JFB HAWKES, Lasers and Their Applications, Prince Hall, 1987. O., Svelto, Principles of Lasers, Springer, 1998.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 2 100
In-Term Total 2 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has textbooks containing current information, application tools and equipment , and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge supported by other resources in a scientific approach.
2 Adapts and transfers the acquired knowledge to secondary education.
3 Uses advanced institutional and practical knowledge acquired in the physics field. x
4 Updates the information on daily conditions.
5 Comments on and evaluate the data by using advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field, identifies and analyzes the current problems of technological developments, and comes up with solutions based on research and evidence.
6 Has the ability to conceptualize the events and facts related with the field; analyze them with scientific methods and techniques.
7 Designs and performs experiments to analyze the problems, collects data, performs analyzes and comment on the results.
8 Carries out an advanced study related to the field independently.
9 Takes on responsibility individually and as a team member in order to solve unpredictable and complex problems encountered in applications related to the field.
10 Plans and manages the activities in a project under his responsibility for development.
11 Plays a role in the process of decision making when faced with problems about different discipline fields.
12 Uses time effectively in the process of inference with the ability of thinking analytically. x
13 Evaluates the advanced knowledge and skills acquired in the field with a critical perspective. x
14 Determines the learning requirements and leads the learning process.
15 Develops a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
16 Is aware of the necessity of lifelong learning and develops his Professional knowledge and skills continuously.
17 Informs people and organizations about the topics related to their fields; expresses his ideas and suggestions for solutions to problems in both oral and written form. x
18 Shares his ideas and suggestions for solutions to the problems with experts and non-experts by supporting them with quantitative and qualitative data.
19 Organizes projects and activities for social environment he lives in with an awareness of social responsibility.
20 Follows advances in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
21 Uses information and communication technology along with software the Human Sciences the field requires at an advanced level.
22 Uses his knowledge of human health and environmental awareness acquired in their fields for society’s ends. x
23 Behaves in a way adhering to the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in the process of data collection, commenting, application, publicizing the results related with the field. x
24 Has a sufficient level of awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality management, acting in a suitable way in processes and attendance (Instead of quality culture) the protection of cultural values, protection of the environment and health and security in the professional field.



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Mid-terms 2 30 60
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Work Load (h) 230
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 7.67
ECTS Credit of the Course 8