SC3Understand laser sources

Nouveau programme
Niveau : Base/Perfectionnement
Publics :

Senior technicians and engineers (design office, R&D, fabrication / production, fabrication support, industrialization, ...) needing a first approach to work with lasers

Pré-requis :

Basic knowledge in physics and optics

Langue de la formation : Français
Capacité maximum : 12
Prix : 2150 € HT -
Durée : 5 days - 35 h

Understand basic properties ans associated technologies

Acquire a basic experimental know-how on laser sources

Operate a laser under good conditions for various applications

Interact with laser specialists or laser salers

Understand a laser data sheet

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Understand laser sources
Thèmes abordés
  • Laser physics and non linear optics
  • Properties, technologies and applications
  • Pulsed lasers
  • Laser safety
  • Laser alignment (labworks)
  • Laser characterization (labworks)
  • Laser propagation through optical systems (labworks)
Le programme

Basic principles

  • Light-matter interaction, spontaneous emission, stimulated emission, absorption, cross section, amplification, gain, oscillation threshold, output power

Non linear optic

  • Principles and application to frequency doubling and sum frequency generation

Laser properties, gaussian beams
Laser technology

  • Gas lasers, solid state lasers, laser diodes, fiber lasers

The laser market worldwide
Laser applications

  • Material processing, optical telecommunications, sensing, measurements, biomedical...

Pulsed lasers

  • Q:switched and mode-locked lasers and related technologies

Laser safety

  • Effets on tissues, standards, caution of use

Labworks and experimental demos

  • He Ne laser: cavity alignement, observation and characterization of transverse and longitudinal modes
  • Laser diode: angular and spectral characterisation,  effect of the temperature and of the driving current on the output characteristics
  • Second harmonic generation in a KDP crystal
  • Flashpumped Nd:YAG laser: energetic and temporal characterization, alignement and observation of differents pulsed regims: free running and passive Q-qwitching
  • Diode pumped Nd:YVO4 in passive mode-lock operation: alignment and pulse measurement by autocorrelation
  • Laser beam propagation through an optical system
Méthodologie et évaluation

This training is based on three mains axis:

  • basics principles
  • overview of technologies
  • a solid experimental training on lasers

Prochaine session : date à définir

  • 16 Septembre 2019 au 20 Septembre 2019 SC3 | Understand laser sources Palaiseau
Responsable(s) pédagogique(s) :
  • François Balembois - Enseignant-chercheur à l'Institut d'Optique

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